But has anyone wondered if the zoo is helping animals or is it the opposite? People had hated zoos for animal captivity and complained that zoos should be illegal. Why is that? Other’s imagine animals in a tight cage as they are treated poorly but that is not the case. Zoos had existed for a while and they have been helping animals ever since.
As I mentioned above, animals usually have a terrible life in zoos. Someone may disagree with me because the case of cruelty to animals is individual not usual. But everyone has to admit that animals have no freedom and happiness in the zoo. The animals just like the human,we all have our own life, and every life should have its own freedom. It’s right that we usually have a good time in the zoo, but at the same time, do you think of animals who are suffering from loneliness and torment?
No animal should have to go through the pain and stress that many are suffering through. For the rest of the places, animals need to be returned to or left in their natural habitats. Zoos are often viewed as fun and entertaining due to the different kinds of animals. They are always showing off, looking happy and healthy. What one may not notice is what happens behind the scenes, or maybe in plain sight.
Zoos are bad for humans, most people do not believe it but zoos are not educating us, they are hurting us. Evidence for zoos are bad for humans is, in 2013, a zookeeper in Missouri was killed when he was knocked to the ground by an elephant, he died instantly.(Estrada). This reason this matters is because zoo animals are killing people, and that would not happen as often if they were left in the wild. Animals in films are not as nice as they are on camera. For example, the orca featured in the film “Blackfish,” is responsible for three human deaths.
That isn't bad because they don't get taken from their home. The video ‘no place like home’ says “Some animals from their home never return to the wild but instead they get sold to another zoo.” although they bring them back from endangerment they never come home after they get healed. In conclusion it should be clear why zoos should be banned because Animal cruelty,too expensive, and getting taking from their home. Do you think zoos should be banned? For?
Zoos do not educate nor do they empower or inspire children to become conservationists”(Jenson E.). This proves to be significant because although some say zoos are educational they prove of no worth to the amount of information we as humans obtain. Also when children see how these animals were taken out of their natural habitats and put in synthetic homes it can damage the kids. For instance, there have been cases of bacterial infections that could possibly put the children and adult sin danger. On example of this is e. coli bacteria which can be found in some reptiles areas in the zoo.
In 10%of zoos, animals are been torchered and abused till the extent it is life taking. The animals who live in zoos are kept in enclosures that don’t allow them to live their lives in a natural way. Zoo animals live in the same enclosure day after day monotonous. This needs to be dealt with or animals will be known for zoos to be their natural habitat in the future. Just think about the number of animals that were in the wilderness years ago and view the number today.
Many say that years ago it was a terrible environment for the animals because there would only be a small cage for the animals to walk around in. As the years have past, zoo environments have improved greatly and it is a better choice to put animals in the zoos. Although many people think that animals should stay in the wild, animals should live in zoos because, zoos focus on scientific study and research to help the animals, there is less chance for extinction, and the animals have veterinarians to take care of them when they are sick. Keeping animals from living in zoos is a rather poor choice because, one great way to study many different wild animals that people don’t get to see very often is by going to see them in a zoo. Many different science experimental studies are done when an animal gets sick.
For example in kids stand up to zoos in captivity states animals are getting too expensive to feed so the zookeeper's just wait for somebody to notice and sell them to another zoo. This shows that having too much animals can harm the animals and make them starve to death and even the whole zoo. Some even sell them to another zoo even if there is family or friends. Now you might say this is a good thing selling them to have a better home, but is it really a better home or is it a bad zoo who needs animals to get visitors. I say any zoo is bad for animals.
For a long time there has been the debate if Zoos, Circuses, and aquariums violate human rights considering that in certain cases they help animals from extinction. While that could be the case we also see that animals are unhappy, mistreated badly, and also they are only there for the sole purpose of human entertainment. On a personal belief I think that they do violate human rights, and they should be shut down. While they can save animals, there is way too much more evidence leaning towards it being bad. Zoos, circuses, and aquariums should be shut down.