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
The animals are kept in an enclosed space different than the endless space they would have in the wild. The animals also have to adapt to the new environment they are in which can affect their biological makeup. Animals in zoos at least have an advantage of being kept in relatively the same area and environment while animals in the circus are forced to constantly move around and adapt causing immense stress on the animal. Furthermore according to a PETA article regarding the abuse of circus animals, when the circus is over animals may be housed in small crates or a solitary confinement that can cause harmful psychological effects. Like primates for example who are very social and, in their natural habitat, live in large spaces and tight knit communities suffer due to lack of space and companionship.
Instead of taking animals from their stable and adequate habitats, removing animals that’s home has being destroyed or deemed unlivable for the animal gives it a new place to live. This won’t fix the problems with zoos, but it will at the very least only affect animals with no place to go rather than all animals for the sole purpose of human
In some cases, this can be a good thing, like if they need a population control. However, other times, this can actually ruin how an ecosystem works. Once whatever animal is being hunted stops getting hunted, then that population will begin to overpopulate and cause even more problems than what they started with in the beginning.
Do you recognize that cute little animal you claim to love, well do you know that you are going more harm than good when you support zoo’s. I know you may think, “how could I hurt animals by going to a zoo” well did you know that a life of confinement doesn't compare to the life that animal would have in their natural habitat. When you support a zoo you are supporting the mistreatment of animals. Animals in zoos are forced to sit in small enclosure and are literally driven insane from frustration and boredom. You call yourself an animal lover but no real animal lover would stand for the mistreatment in zoos.
Animal cruelty is becoming an issue that is too big to ignore. It can be defined as neglect or the infliction of pain or suffering towards animals. One might notice that this is an issue that is becoming more common in zoos and aquariums. These places can be wonderful for the animals, but can also portray an awful life for the captive animals. No animal should have to go through the pain and stress that many are suffering through.
The practice of keeping animals in zoos, aquariums and circus is one of the more intriguing areas of conflict within the animal ethics–conservation ethics debate. The presumption that the keeping of animals in captivity and taking them from wildlife is morally acceptable has long been questioned by animal rights–oriented philosophers who believe that such facilities by definition diminish animals’ liberty and dignity as beings possessing inherent worth. This broad ethical debate over zoos, aquariums and circus in society and the various trade-offs it evokes regarding animal welfare, conservation, education, scientific research, and entertainment have been complicated by particular high profile cases, such as the keeping of elephants or large
Whether mammals have the intelligence to detect the differences of their wild habitat or zoo exhibits has yet to be confirmed; however, there has been increasing research in the complexities of mammal behavior and how zoos affect them psychologically. Mammals in zoos today are forced to eat unfamiliar foods and live in enclosures where their activity and exercise is greatly decreased due to a lack of space. These mammals are intelligent, but the enclosures they are in now do not allow for them to be stimulated through hunting or activities. In order to combat the lacking habitats that zoos provide for mammals, which are generally too small and lack enriching activities that these mammals would normally receive in the wild, scientists have undergone new
Animals that can function and survive in the wild should not be kept in zoos because the enclosures do not meet the needs of the animals living in them, zoos restrict animals from their innate behavior and their natural instincts, and zoos are expensive and damage animals homes. Enclosures in zoos do not provide everything the animal needs. In paragraph 6 in the article
Their best chance for their animals to survive is bringing them to a shelter or leaving them on the street. They cannot pay for food,water and necessary vet visits, special medicine, and beds/toys or just don’t feel the need to. This leads to neglect because the cost gets to be too much or the pet gets sick and starving. If you had to be in this situation, you would probably choose best for your pet you would drop it off at the shelter, but because of overpopulation, and the issue that they don’t think they have to take care of the pet there is an increasingly large amount of animals and they cannot accommodate these animals. According to the New York Times some pet owners accidently take in pets (meaning they have feelings for pets) and they end up not being able to care for these pets, and neglecting them.