Zoos may be very necessary for endangered species. But, there are different ways how to save and continue endangered species, and every zoo have had choice how they do it. Some zoos are breeding endangered species trying to continue the species, but that is not right, because it leads to very complicated health issues. For example white tiger who are very rare animal, breeding requirements are that all white tigers parents must be white tigers too, to get only white tiger, and so are zoos breeding white tigers fathers with their daughters and mothers with their sons. But some zoos again are preserving and studying endangered species in captivity to save endangered species in the wild.
If zoos were really concerned, they would try to conserve animals in their natural habitat, “the only way to realistically stop extinction is to preserve the world’s habitat and ecosystems,” (Zoos n.p). While zoos may help a bit, there are better ways to help and learn from
When we visit the zoo, we all thought monkeys and lions are cute animals, taking pictures with them and trying to get their attention. But when you live next to one, you no longer feel the same. Even if they are cubs or infants, you still see them as threats. I am sure some of you are facing the same problem, but that’s not your fault. Right now, Alabama is one of the few states yet to establish a law which requires an owner to obtain a license to possess big cats, monkeys, bears or other exotic animals.
It is obvious that the conflict between human beings and grizzly bears will decline if grizzly bears are put into zoos. As a whole, grizzly bears are docile and they do not endanger human beings. What is more, grizzly bears are very lovely and it can attract visitors to go to the zoo. If there are some grizzly bears appears in the zoo, the number of travelers will raise. The tourist income can increase and it is beneficial to the tourist industry because of the grizzly bears in the zoo.
Animals such as the Tiger, Pandas and African Chimpanzees are kept inside zoos in order to preserve their species and prevent them from going extinct. They are well protected from their predators which allows them to breed and, hopefully, repopulate their species in order to keep their species alive. One of the examples is that zoos implemented International Breeding Programs in order to help these endangered species breed. As the numbers of that
Growing up I had my own idea of what a zoo was, a place like the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo full of beautiful animals and dedicated to education, research, and conservation. After persistent research I have come to find that not all zoos are the same. Zoos can range from nationally ranked research facilities to makeshift “monkey-shows” dedicated to profit. The debate of whether zoos are ethical can be easily split between animal rights activists and zoo advocates. Animal rights activists argue that it is inhumane to house animals in inadequate habitats and are upset that many species that aren’t considered endangered are being held in zoos around the world.
Animals our taken from their natural habitats and locked up in small spaces, the small spaces, the concrete floors and the unnatural social groupings are slowly driving the elephants insane while their feet and bodies deteriorate before our eyes.” such as an “ Asian elephant in the wild may roam freely over a range of 150,000 acres the show consists of just two acres of walkable ground subdivided into five smaller yards – not nearly enough room for the three resident elephants, Billy, Tina,
Keeping such large creatures in a confined space with little to no real exercise for their minds or their bodies creates psychological problems that are exhibited as aggression towards their captors as well as other orcas. In the wild, orcas are able to remove themselves from volatile situations (“Captivity is Dangerous”), but not in captivity. Captivity is compelling orcas into a lurid state and is leaving an eternal scar on the way they communicate with
In the article “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger?”, the author states “A wild animal is never 100 percent predictable. An animal that has behaved one way for many years cannot suddenly change. Domestication is not something that happens in one or two generations: it takes hundreds or thousands of years (Lewis). ” Exotic pets have a specific environment and climate that they are supposed to adapt to instead of living as a caged animal inside of someone’s home.
First things first, one of the most vital things a zoo can do to help animals is to rescue animals from extinction. For example, in the first article, “The Impact of Animal Protection,” it states that “These programs have helped bring several animals - black-footed ferrets, California condors, red wolves, golden lion tamarins, and others - back from near extinction over the last 30 years,” It also states that “People cannot build or hunt in those areas, and rangers are there to watch over the animals,” This clearly supports the fact that saving animals through inhabiting them in zoos is highly efficient, and that the animals there are safe. Despite zoos “entrapping” animals in their own
An important role that the Indianapolis Zoo plays is connecting people to the natural world by allowing interactions to animals that they may never encounter otherwise. By creating that interaction we open up a dialogue to share with them the true status of the wild places of our planet. Often, I feel that the general person envisions the environment as pristine wildernesses where remote places are free from human induced issues. In reality, there are few places untouched or truly pristine. What zoos and aquariums excel at is bringing these issues to the forefront of our guests without making doomsday statements.
In addition, many feel circuses should not be allowed to capture wild animals for entertainment purposes because the animal populations are decreasing. According to a study shown, "The Asian elephant, [...], is an endangered species with less than 40,000 remaining worldwide" ("Why World Elephant"). Knowing that there are not a lot of elephants left in the world, circuses continue to capture them and wrongfully care for them. The elephants will not have any chance of coming back from being endangered, especially since the circuses capture them. It is also shown in the study that, "[...] populations have decreased by seventy percent because of human-elephant conflict" ("Why World Elephant").
Alienation from Nature The alienation of nature describes a dissociation between nonhumans and nature caused by humans. Jonathan Safran Foer, a recently converted vegetarian, described in his book “Eating Animals” the horrific consequences of factory farming and the divide between humans and nature. The customers, butchers, and factory farmers have three very disparate disconnections with the animals slaughtered. Factory farm owners replace these naturally occurring organisms with selected mutants.