The big idea that the article “The Wild Life of Christian the Lion” and poem “Wild Home” share is that it is horrible to keep animals in cages and not release them. Also it can be sad to let something or someone you love go.“They belong under the white moon, free and untethered and wild as savanna skies”. When Ace Burke and John Rendall walked into the store “and saw the lion cub trapped in a small cage”. “In the wild, lions prowl thousands of acres of grassland and forest”. “London was no place for Christian”. “We knew we couldn 't betray him by putting him in a zoo”. In conclusion the big idea is that it is horrible to leave animals in cages and zoos.
Having exotic animals in the wild is very bad. The animals will mess up other homes for the other animals, kill other animals, and destroy the food for the other creatures. Destroying wildlife is a horrible thing the snakes killing the mice, the alligators eating the fish in the lake, and the lion eating the zebras. Exotic animals destroy our wildlife by messing up the trees, our ground, and the lakes and ponds. Our wildlife is going terrible with the exotic animals destroying where other animals live and eat. Keeping the animals in public and unsafe for the wildlife and other people.
When you go to the zoo, you see animals who don’t feel comfortable with their environment, and who were taken away from their habitats (yes, there are still zoos that import animals from the wild). Did you know that in zoos 40% of lion cubs die before one month of age, while in the wild only 30% of cubs die, and almost one third of those deaths are due to factors which are absent in zoos, like predation? There are things zoos will not tell you.
United States is a free country where there are rights for the citizens, so whoever owns these animals it is their concern. The commentary about owning wild animals says in line 22-25, “If we have the freedom to choose what car to buy, where to live, why should not we have the same freedom to choose what species of exotic animal to own and to love.” This is true because everyone should not be held back from owning exotic animals if they can do all of the other things dangerous in life. Cars, people, domestic animals, and wild animals all have injured or killed innocent bystanders before. Only the wild, or exotic, animals
Bears don 't normally ride bikes, tigers don 't normally jump through fire, and elephants don 't normally stand up on their back two legs. Laws that protect traveling animals are not enforced enough to make a difference, and are highly ignored. Circuses should not be allowed to capture wild animals for entertainment purposes because the animals are abused, the populations are decreasing, and the animals don 't have enough freedom.
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. I believe that this will change as you will all take part in the upcoming poll and vote for the right to exotic pet ownership. As a member of the board of “American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” (ASPCA), I shall provide a comprehensive view of the problem and propose a law that will benefit all parties. Yes, I agree that these animals can be dangerous, but as a part of the state, we should also respect people’s freedom of choice. I am not suggesting to ban all ownership of exotic animals. Instead, a more reasonable proposal will be to establish a law in order to make sure our neighbors are safe, the animals are safe and the owners are safe.
Thinking about owning a tiger, monkey, or any other exotic pet? Believe it or not, it is not as simple as just buying them, in fact, it is much more dangerous than owning a dog, and it might not be for the reasons that many think. Many people do not really have opinions on the owning of these exotic pets, as it is not very common to do so. People should not be allowed to own exotic pets, period. This is due to the many diseases that they can spread, their mistreatment on the way to their buyer, and the large amount of attacks on people and other animals by them.
Exotic animals need much attention and people don’t know about their habitat. Exotic animals are not domestic, and if they were, it would take thousands of years for them to be. Exotic animals can be very unpredictable. They are not used to living anywhere other than the wild. If you love animals, then you should not want them to live like this. They need space to roam and live like they 're supposed to live in their own habitat. Every animal has a different habitat. People might think this is a good idea if they love animals, but it 's just not good for the animal or the owner who is keeping the pet. That’s why people should not own exotic animals.
The quote states “In the last 10-16 years, 1.5 people on average gets killed yearly by captive reptile, 1 by captive cat, 0.81 by captive elephant, 0.125 by captive bear and 0 by captive nonhuman primate,” reports Zuzana Kuhol, a REXANO o-founder “As a comparison, 45,000 people died each year in traffic accidents, 47 from lightning and 1,600 by falling down stairs” (REXANO). However, even though it is rare, it still happens and you can’t predict when it will attack. The quote claims “Exotic animals are wild animals with wild animal instincts, even when born in captivity. 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). That is to say, even though it is rare for them to attack, doesn’t mean that it won’t happen with your exotic animal. Not only that, but you also need a lot of money and space to take care of that exotic animal that you probably don’t
The question of the necessity of zoos is extremely controversial nowadays. There are many people who advocate for replacing them with sanctuaries as they believe money spent on keeping wild animals captive might have been used for conserving them in wild. Others are concerned that zoos serve not only for people's pleasure but for preserving and keeping populations that otherwise would go extinct. There are sufficient arguments for both points of view, expressed in various articles that are dedicated to the significant topic. “Do elephants belong in zoos?” by Jeffrey P. Cohn and “Eight reasons why zoos are good for conservation” by James Borrell are the examples of such articles. The opinions expressed there are mostly similar for they state
According to Zuzana Kukol a REXANO (Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership) co founder states that, “In the last 10-16 years, 1.5 people on average gets killed yearly by captive reptile, 1 by captive big cat, .81 by captive elephant .125 by captive bear, and 0 by captive nonhuman primate,” (Kukol). This is practically nothing when you look at the 45,000 from traffic accidents. To sum up, as long as you take responsibility in caring for your exotic animal there is almost a near to none chance of you begin killed.
The childhood dream of owning a pet monkey or tiger is a common one, but that’s all that owning an exotic animal should be: a dream. Over 10,000 exotic animals are trafficked into the United States each year, a multi-million-dollar industry on the black market. Owning a wild animal may seem fun and exciting, but with the ownership of such a creature, dangerous consequences follow. The ownership of an exotic animal not only puts the owner 's life at risk, but the animal 's and the environments. There is a common theme among people that it 's humanity 's responsibility to preserve the world we live in, yet there are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild. Despite the consequences of owning a wild animal, many people disregard the
If exotic animals stay wild then they should not be allowed as a pet. In the text piece entitled “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger” by Mia Lewis it states “Exotic animals are something else. They are wild animals with wild animal instincts, even when born in captivity”. From that it can be concluded, once a wild animal, always a wild animal regardless of the situation because instincts stick. The text also states “A wild animal is never 100 percent predictable” (Lewis). Therefore, the nature of a wild animal and even the actions of a wild animal is never really known. Wild animals always have instincts
In addition to creating a strong sense of community, Mercerism allows its followers to feel a deep and impactful connection to each other through the futuristic empathy box. This contrasts with another cultural influence on the society in the novel, Buster Friendly, whose talk show is vapid and devoid of meaning. Empathy boxes connect its user to the consciousness of every other person using an empathy box at that time and to experience the events of Wilbur Mercer’s life as a part of a group. Isidore describes using an empathy box as “… the way you touch other people [and] the way you stop being alone.” (Dick 58) Through a shared experience of Wilbur Mercer’s life, the empathy boxes create a brief but powerful connection between its users.
Zoos have been around since the eighteenth century. A zoo is defined as a compound where wild animals are kept for viewing and studying. The purpose of a zoo is mainly for education and protection, preserving animal species that are either at a risk of becoming extinct or for increased collection size (Jamieson). Animals from around the world have been enclosed in an area where we can admire and study these fine creatures. However, many modern zoos around the world have introduced animal shows, petting and feeding sessions to attract more visitors in order to earn more money. This leads to many concerns from the public on the physical and mental impacts of captivity on the wild animals. This essay examines the advantages and disadvantages of zoos to lead us to a possible conclusion whether it is ethical to place animals in captivity. We will also examine if zoos have the best possible facilities to keep animals in captivity.