Hunting, breeding, and exploring are all taken away when animals are captured for zoos (Parker). All of these stories can show one the behind the scenes of zoos and aquariums. The zoos do not have to be cruel but some choose to be. On the other hand, there are beautiful places out there for animals to be safe and comfortable. The cruelty needs to be stopped so that animals do not have to be in pain anymore.
Do zoos fulfill the needs of the animals? Should animals be kept in only one enclosure for their whole life? Is it worth all the time and money for the animals to be unhappy? Many people think zoos are doing a good job of keeping animals happy in the man made zoos. Because people think that, they support the zoos by giving them money to see these animals instead of going to animal preservations where the enclosures aren’t entirely man made.
These laws also established guidelines for establishing the conservation status of species and provided federal oversight over the keeping of rare or endangered animals. Thankfully in the seventies there were laws passed for watching over the endangered species. The only fear now is mating an endangered species with a species that is not the same and not having a pure breed of that animal anymore. The main problem for every animal at the Zoo is abuse and improper care for them, no matter if they are endangered or
One example is that some animals can get a disease called zoochosis and it is shocking what zoos will do when trying to hide it. For instance, “As Dr Keith Lindsay, a biologist with more than 30 years of experience in elephant research and conservation, has said, these are symptoms of “pathological, stereotypical behaviour that is common with disturbed animals in captivity, but which is never seen in the wild”. There are also cases of animals being given antidepressants to hide their unhappiness from visitors. In 2015 Auckland Zoo euthanised a gibbon, Iwani, because he was “severely depressed” and the zoo admitted they could not meet his welfare needs.”(An unnatural environment)This is significant because it shows that when zoos commit wrongs and take problems into their own hands it most often ends up worse.The amount of aquarium animals especially that have behavioral defects is very large and so are the consequences A study made by Captive Animals Protection Society proved that animals living in the water also suffer from this mental detrimention. This study also shows that 90% of the animals in the zoo have gotten this illness.
She mainly speaks about the prairie dog in this article. She argues that it isn’t fair how humans are wiping out the prairie dog species. She said that nearly four hundred Utah prairie dogs disappeared in the summer of 1999 at the Cedar Ridge Golf Course. (Pg 82) She believes that they were murdered and gassed to death. Although this is considered a criminal offence, the people of Cedar Ridge didn’t care.
As even though there’s many cases of animals being harmed and mistreated by zoo personal, there’s just as many cases of the animals being treated with love. [research about all the good zoos do for animals]. Illnesses that befall the animals, that would otherwise kill them if they were in the wild, can get treated almost immediately with veterinarians and nurses that work for zoos. Feeding the animals is also a prime concern for zoos so starvation isn’t as common in zoos as it is in the wild. Zoo animals also are safe from natural predators and hunting that occurs in the wild.
Animals need their space to roam and swim and play, but in zoos animals are kept in cages and are restricted and that has a negative impact on animals and could jeopardize their mental health and happiness, also living in a zoo can restrict animals from learning their natural behaviors that they need and is not beneficial to them, also habitats get destroyed every day and instead of putting the surviving animals in zoos, sanctuaries or nature parks are a better alternative, they keep the animals safe and sill give them the opportunity to live the life of a wild animal. If there is a better alternative to putting animals in a zoo where they aren’t forced to do tricks to entertain people or where they aren’t restricted from learning their natural instincts in the wild, why aren’t more animals going
You call yourself an animal lover but no real animal lover would stand for the mistreatment in zoos. Imagine you are running through the forest with all your brothers and sisters with your mom watching closely from behind, but then with a crash you are awoken, the crash was just another zookeeper throwing you your daily meal of steak and anti depressants you
Millions of animals are abused and left to die a long exhausting death each year. Many people don’t know that the cosmetic products they own are tested to see if the products are safe for humans. In the process of the testing animals are tested using harmful chemicals that often burn the animal’s skins and the ruthless workers leaving them to die a long painful death. Animal testing is inhumane and should be banned. Animal testing kills and tortures millions of animals each year.
Researches have shown that each year, over 100 million animals are tortured and killed in American laboratories alone, including dogs, cats and more; this shows how far out of hand animal testing have gotten. It’s cruel and inhumane, which is why it has to end right now. If you disagree, you have to ask yourself: “Why not? Why don’t you want to end their suffering? How can you sit there and watch such cruelty?” Making animals test subjects are wrong, no matter what’s its purpose.