The majority of the invasive species are introduced through irresponsible owners letting their pets go. If there was a restriction on invasive species easily going out pet store doors, many pet owners would be saved the trouble. If a licence was required, inexperienced people would not even think to just buy an exotic species. With people already currently owning an exotic species that they can no longer handle, their is still an option for them. Every year in florida there is a pet amnesty day in many areas where you can take your exotic species to give up, no questions asked.
Sea World and other facilities like Sea World need to make a bigger pool or never own whales because they belong in the wild. When you look into their eyes, you know somebody is home. When these killer whales were caught in the Puget Sound in the 1970 's and 1980 's people back then were greedy and only cared about getting paid. They did not care about the whales or their
In his essay Marine Parks, he puts forth the argument that marine parks should be closed down because observing marine animals is much better in the wild instead of being held captive in the marine parks. He states that the research conducted on these marine animals is not reliable, also that visits from foreign tourists will not decline with the demise of these parks. Moreover, he adds that such parks are unnecessary and cruel to these marine mammals. Bill Daly has a strong viewpoint on the reasons he gives for his argument, however, I do not agree with him. Indeed some of his reasoning does make sense, but according to me his reasons seem very theoretical or rather hypothetical and not applicable in the real world.
However, these animals are in pools where they do not have that option. Living in these tanks are essentially giving killer whales the image of being monsters. Conversely, orcas in captivity cannot be released into the wild due to being in a dependent environment and never having the opportunity to do virtually anything themselves. Keiko, the whale from the movie “Free Willie”, was released into the wild after his freedom was protested. “Despite efforts
Consequently, these programs lead to a surplus of animals. Zoo enclosures can only hold so many animals so this surplus of them makes the living conditions even worse. On the contrary, it is cool to see animals that you would not normally get the chance to see, but despite this, animals need to be well taken care of in a good environment. Animals should not be taken out of their home to become an attraction for people. They should be taken out of their home only to be helped and then
Andre Cole Ricardo Acosta G. English 101 September 22, 2015 Do Killer Whales Actually Belong in Captivity? Ever since wild animals such as Killer Whales have been captured and kept in theme parks and zoos as amusement, there have been issues on whether they should or shouldn’t be kept in captivity. Killer Whales, otherwise commonly referred to as Orcas, have regularly been taken away from the sea at a very young age so they can be trained, raised and kept in theme parks for exhibition. Although theme parks no longer capture whales from the wild, they are still bred in captivity for public display at marine parks such as Sea World (Gorman). Sea World and other theme parks confine whales to tanks that, for them, are about the same size as a
People still support animal testing even through there are other better ways to test cosmetics and drugs that don’t hurt any living being. Animal testing is unethical to the animals and isn’t as effective as other materials we have access to. Animal testing brings millions of animals a world of pain. It’s cruel and unethical to sentence millions of living and breathing animals to a life of torture and pain. And according to a Listland article, animals used for animal testing aren’t even protected by the animal welfare act, a act that protects research animals from harm.
Instead of providing animals with lifetime care, zoos separate animals that have built lifetime long bonds causing traumatic transitions all their life. Spending the day at your local zoo has been a preferred attraction for years, but a lot of people are not informed about the consequences it has on many of its inhabitants. Animals often are seen performing extensive pacing in their enclosure, over grooming themselves, and sham-chewing as a result of their unnatural confinement. Through time there have been numerous recognized cases of humans caging animals for entertainment. CBC.ca writes about many early versions of zoos.
The killer whales in captivity are very hostile, when the trainers get in the water it's a perfect opportunity for the whales to grab them and drag them down. There has been various occasions where trainers have died or been near to death. On one occasion a trainer was grabbed by the foot and dragged down into the water for up to a 1:30 repeatedly, eventually the killer whale let go and the trainer was free but he was close to death. Nevertheless the trainers work alongside these mammals everyday and make connections to them like someone would a pet: “Those are not your whales, Ya know, you love them, and you think, I'm the one that touches them, feeds them, keeps them alive, gives them the care that they need. They're NOT your whales.
Therefore this makes whale hunting unimaginable. To this day whale hunters still use the same methods as they did in 1946. These methods were inhumane and devastating. They use exploding harpoons to catch and haul the whales in and many high powered rifles to finish them off. Unfortunately this still does not capture the violence of a whale hunt.