Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society.
Even the best zoos in the world cannot begin to even try replicating the natural habitat of one animal therefore; animals are often prevented from their natural behavior or doings such as running, roaming, flying, climbing, foraging, choosing a partner and being with their own kind. Zoos simply just cannot provide enough space. As saddening as it is to say this, zoos can in fact be miserable places for animals. A CAPS film called, “No Place Like Home,” shows us the conditions of animals being held captive in a zoo. The film took place at Tweedle Farm Zoo where sick animals were left untreated and the corpses of dead animals were left on the floor to rot.
There should not be zoos. Thousand of animals every year struggle with the same problem, being locked up. Although this may seem like a questionable argument, this is a major problem in this world and it needs to be fixed now. In this essay there should not be zoos because they make animals unhealthy, they treat animals badly, and animals are better off in the wild.
They could get lonely and bored and do something to get out and hurt innocent bystanders they could get out of control just because you and your workers are keeping them from being in a place that has their natural surroundings. About the training don’t you think you should end that because if they get overwhelmed they could hurt your workers and that would lead to bad publicity for your zoo. Sindee C. said “Captive animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them, and as a result, they become bored and lonely and many even suffer from a condition called “zoochosis.” that’s bad for an animal to have that, and they don’t have medicine at the moment to help that condition.
Oh no you have just been shot by a tranquilizer dart and you 're put in a truck and you never see your friends and family ever again. Well that 's what happens when animals go to zoos. Zoos are harmful to animals. To begin with, Animals aren 't getting the right diet when they live in zoos. Also, animals are not getting the right amount of space.
Imagine you are stuck in a jail cell, blindfolded. You are forced to do ever anyone says, and you do tricks for other amusement. That’s how a whale in captivity feels all the time. Whales shouldn’t be held captive because whales are taken from their families, whales are forced to do shows, and most importantly whales have to live in to small tanks which can be harmful to the whale. One thing Seaworld isn’t telling us is that they take whales from their families in the wild.
They tried to close SeaWorld. "Blackfish" a film by Gabriela Cowperthwaite is dated in 2013. This is about Whales that get frustrated and kill people. They are kept in pools that are clearly not the ocean. Sea World and other facilities like Sea World need to make a bigger pool or never own whales because they belong in the wild.
Since the display of captive whales has begun, one hundred and fifty-four people have either been injured or killed by a whale attack (Jacobs). For instance, Dawn Brancheau was killed by the tix ton bull orca whale, Tilikum (”Should Orcas Be Kept in Captivity?”). Tilikum was separated from his mother when he was two years old and had been moved from park to park his entire life. The separation issues from losing his mother and never having a true home had an immense physiological effect on Tilikum that caused him to lash out and kill one of the most experienced trainers at Sea World. Another instance of a deadly killer whale attack happened in Spain.
Many captive breeding centers put animals in small enclosures and take complete control over their lives. These animals lose all freedom that they would have had if they were still in the wild and in their own natural habitats. This has a negative impact on these animal as being in a controlled environment and not being able to roam freely causes animals unwanted stress and sometimes can even lead to depression. Furthermore, ‘ A 2015 study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology concluded that unless animals in the wild are protected, captive breeding won’t make a
So let’s say that you were an orca or a dolphin and you were held in captivity against your will by another human being. How would you feel about this situation? Well, in the case of many unfortunate aquatic mammals in marine parks and zoos around the world, most of these magnificent animals are held captive in tanks with no room to roam around, or have to deal with being alone, which can trigger stress and aggression. Over the years since the Nineteen sixties, the first marine mammals were put into display for entertainment shows in Marine Parks like Seaworld or any other marine parks that was on the globe; around the world, people wondered if captivity was a good or bad idea. By the time the seventies came and movies like “Free Willy” and “Blackfish” being released plus referencing or
I, myself, have been to SeaWorld and have seen the way the animals are treated, with love and respect. Although it is terrible to see such beautiful animals out of their natural habitat, SeaWorld are unable to return them to their homes, as for many animals in the SeaWorld parks, it is their home. Many animals in captivity, such as the infamous Tilikum and Katina, are now too old to be returned to the sea, and frankly, too big. Many of these whales were in fact captured by fishermen many years ago, and have lived in a tank since, but to remove them from the environment at this stage in their life is unfair and would cause great trauma to
Aside from the otters, dolphins, and seals there are Shamus that are being taken out of their natural habitats. When this happens it causes unnecessary mental stress which can cause deaths of Shamus or trainers. For example, a notorious Shamu named Tilikum just recently died in captivity January 6, 2017. Tilikum was involved in the death of three people: a trainer at the now-defunct Sealand of the Pacific, a man trespassing in SeaWorld Orlando, and a Seaworld Orlando trainer. This is what happens when animals are held in a small confined area.