3). None of the other stories showed this type of evidence. While on the other hand in “The Stripes Will Survive” the author shows how the zoos make a difference. This difference is that “The WWF believes that the number of Siberian tigers in the wild has doubled since the antipoaching patrols began” (Adama, pg. 2).
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.
Zoos are places where animals are put on displays and where they have to live their entire life. People can visit zoos for money and watch animals like they are in some kind of television show or commercial program what is done for people only. People have to notice that zoos are not people entertainment. It is seems like animals in zoos should be free and live in wildlife where they belong. Zoos may be very necessary for endangered species.
Woodland Park Zoo Some may argue that zoos in general are inhuman. I may agree with a portion of that statement, but the truth of the matter is the Woodland Park Zoo is not your typical zoo. Aside from being in the heart of one of the most visited cities in the country, Seattle. The zoo is a no profit origination that takes any and all proceeds the zoo makes and puts it back in the zoo. So every dollar the zoo makes it helps benefit the animals of the zoo.
While this behaviour is indiscernible in animals in the wild, this is not the case with those in zoos. Studies show that even reputable zoos comprise of an increased percentage of restless animals (Viegas, 2011, para. 3). Zoologists have defined this increasingly common agitated behaviour as zoochosis, wherein animals demonstrate behaviour that might seem endearing to humans such as swaying, rocking endlessly and even deliberately hurting themselves. Jennifer Viegas (2011) states that “the chimps would poke at their own eyes and other body parts, bang themselves against surfaces, pull out their hair, pace, drink urine, and do other things not associated with wild chimpanzee populations” (para.
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. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
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. Zoo advocates argue for the conservation and research of endangered species, and thoroughly work to benefit different species and keep them healthy. Both arguments base their reasoning off of varying ideas, animals rights activists address the physical downfalls of animals in captivity, how it is nearly impossible to perfectly recreate an animals natural habitat, and the abuse of animals in captivity. Zoo advocates argue that the conservation and research of endangered species is necessary to keep them from extinction, they fight for humane treatment of animals around the world and work hard to show the real problem in today’s environment. Endearing Emotions As you can imagine, stories of animal abuse and the destruction of natural habitats around the world cultivate a strong emotional foundation that drives many people’s
Illegal exotic pets trade has gone rampant over the years as more breeders and sellers took their business online. Accordingly to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), exotic pet trade is a $15 billion dollar business and this is exclusive of the trade that is happening outside the country. There are countless of various types of animals being traded illegally across the globe but the more common ones include snakes, birds, monkeys, big cats and turtles. There is also an increasing trend of keeping hedgehog and slow lorises. Just two months ago, a friend sent me pictures of his new pet -- a baby hedgehog.
This exposure and education motivate people to protect the animals and provide entertainment. Zoos save endangered species by bringing them into a safe environment, where they are protected from poachers, habitat loss, starvation, and predators. “The Arabian Oryx was hunted to extinction in the wild. However, from just a handful of animals in captivity the species was brought back from the brink thanks the conservation efforts of Phoenix Zoo and others. Through this incredible work, there are now over 1,000 of these magnificent animals back in the wild and thousands more looked after by zoos worldwide.”(CSA, page 1) “In 1975 the wild population of the Puerto Rican parrot was down to just 13 birds.
Zoology can be described as the scientific study of animals which has always been a very big factor throughout Pi’s childhood as he grew up with a father who ran a zoo in India. Pi was awarded for being the best student in zoology and because of his excellence and the knowledge he had about Zoology he was able to help his father in the zoo. Pi’s father realized that he Pi was interesting in knowing a very dangerous wild animal Richard Parker in their care that might put Pi’s life in danger. Richard Parker, the tiger’s name changed from being “Thirsty” to Richard Parker just like Pi’s name changed from Piscine to Pi. These changes of their name illustrates the duality theme linked with the two characters in this novel.