Lori Gruen's "Captive Kin" takes a look at what it is like being held captive. She asks the reader to look at whether imprisoning apes or humans does harm to them even though they may deserve captivity as a punishment. She goes on to explore whether animals engage in autonomous behaviors, not by verbalization, but by non-language behaviors. Lastly the author brings to light the need to hold some animals’ captive due to the moral implications of releasing them back to the wild. In “Captive Kin” Gruen gives us a glimpse of the fear that can arise just watching a movie. It is through the imagination that the author first asks the reader to imagine what it is like to not only be imprisoned, but be treated less than human, she says “I think what …show more content…
“Autonomous action is not just doing what you want to do…” she goes on to say that being autonomous shows a purposeful thought process which most animals are not thought to possess. Caesar had been altered, therefore he was able to reason things out, and thus he used autonomous action. (172) Like humans Caesar saw himself as independent and took action to free himself, his relationship to Will had changed due to his new understanding and perception of his situation, Will could not have known how his experiments would affect Caesar in the …show more content…
For an animal that supposedly doesn’t think piglet has some very specific ways to let me know she wants more food. Piglet is persistent in her efforts to remind me that her food bowl is empty and she would like more. She will sit next to me and gaze at me steadily, if I don’t respond she will then reach for my face with her paw. If I don’t fill her bowl she will persist by running in front of me and dashing around the living room and bouncing off of the chair or couch. Finally I will get the cup for her food and she will run back to her bowl and wait. There has been a lifetime of examples like this from other pets that show that, although not verbal, animals can and do communicate and act with autonomy in profound and meaningful ways, which raises’ the question of the moral implications of domesticating or caging
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Feminized Heroism: Violent Women in the Indian Captivity Narrative Hannah Dustan in Cotton Mather’s “A Notable Exploit” and the female protagonist of the “Panther Captivity” narrative both act aggressively, destroying their captors and then further demeaning them through scalping or decapitation. Aggressive women were less acceptable to Puritanical ideals in the 18th century. Although Hannah Dustan’s narrative was published in 1702 and “Panther Captivity” was published in 1787, there is little change evident for the roles women had to play from pre-Revolutionary America to post-Revolutionary America. Due to the male perspectives applied to these female characters, Dustan and the lady in “Panther Captivity” revert to the role of the victim through
In reading the Book, The Unredeemed Captive, By John Demos, I found that the relations between the Native Americans, the French and the English were different than I had anticipated. These people groups had many differences in their cultures and also had varying religious, military and family views. The two communities I will be addressing are the British Colony at Deerfield and the Native American and French colony at Kahnawake. Kahnawake was made up of Indians, from different tribes such as the Huron, Iroquois, and Mohawk, to name a few. But not only Indians, they were also in coexistence with the French, as Kahnawake was, a Catholic mission.
“The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman reveals the true story of Jan and Antonia Żabiński, two authentic zookeeper’s who risked their lives by being a part of an underground resistance towards Hitler. When all the animals were taken away from the zoo, Jan and Antonia used their free space to hide refugees until safe passage to a new home was discovered. Throughout the book Ackerman relates many experiences to freedom and confinement. Some people believe that animals should not be kept in zoos. Others believe that as long as animals feel like they are in their natural habitat that being in a zoo is acceptable.
Louise Erdrich’s “Captivity” (1989) comments on a European woman that dreams about the time she was held captive by a man in a tribe of Native Americans. The poet is drawn between two cultures herself giving her an advantage to accurately portray the persona of the poem (Kelly 114). “Captivity” is thought to be an occasional poem in reference to the kidnapping of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, who was taken from her home by the Wampanoag when they destroyed Lancaster, Massachusetts (Erdrich 115-17). Erdrich’s background, criticism from peers, and the dramatic situation assists us in drawing conclusions and comprehending what the speaker of the poem felt during her time held in captivity. Karen Louise Erdrich was born on June 7, 1954 in Little Falls,
Connecting dramatic tales from the animal kingdom with considerate philosophical analysis, de Waal seeks a bottom-up explanation of morality that emphasizes our connection with animals. The morality that de Waal leaps bottom-up from our emotions and our day-to-day social interactions, which themselves evolved from foundations in animal
The book “3,096 Days in Captivity” by Natascha Kampusch, immediately grabs the readers attention with the precise detail of her eight and a half years of being kidnapped. The story of Natascha takes place in Vienna, Austria, Natascha was born on February 17, 1988. Through out time Natascha would travel with her father to stay in his vacation home, she describes him as a loving father who has his arms open to her, but her father does get carried away with visiting the bars and socializing with friends at times. The one time they traveled to the vacation home, Natascha was very bored, she describes that she always feels like, as Natascha and her father were at a spa, she had a discussion with a famous Austrian actress and revealed to that Natascha would one day desire to become an actress, as the
Early sophomore year, I visited with the objective of discovering how human relationships influence animal behavior, particularly the mistreated. This was the day I met Hope. Her fragile body stood there scrutinizing me. Regardless of her feebleness, I still thought she was beautiful. The young pit-bull mix exhibited her distinctive brindle coat.
In the op-ed piece “A Change of Heart about Animals”, Jeremy Rifkin emphasizes the similarities between humans and animals by providing results on scientific research studies to illustrate that humans should be more empathetic towards animals. In addition, he further explains how research results have changed the ways humans perceived animals and indicates solutions that were taken by other countries and organizations to help improve and protect animal rights. Rifkin provides examples that demonstrate animals have emotions, conceptual abilities, self awareness, and a sense of individualism just like humans. For example, Pigs crave for affection and get depressed easily when isolated, two birds Betty and Abel have tool making skills, Koko
Body and Captivity in The Skin I Live In Almodóvar’s “The Skin I Live In” is the one different and outstanding thriller film which surprises the audience by the narration, which is interweaving of past and present and the unexpected ending. The highlighted point of this film is “body,” and “captivity.” Almodóvar uses the theory “Docile Bodies” written by Michel Foucault’s to presenting the theme of body manipulation, and provides cinematic techniques to present and reinforce the theme of captivity of this film. “Docile Bodies” is one chapter of Foucault’s work Discipline and Punish.
Captivity is the condition of being imprisoned or confined. Is captivity good or is it bad? If humans were put into cages and given only enough food to keep them alive we would call it inhumane. What is the difference from doing the same with animals? The topic concerning captivity has been controversial for years.
<<Shiyuan V. Gong>> 9F - D Assessment Zoo Animal Behaviour Figure 1: The Humboldt Penguin D Assessment Zoo Animal Behaviour Scenario and Problem: Animals around the world are facing extinction at different rates. These are often the consequences of the rapid globalisation of the world. Therefore, preservation of those animals has been very vital for the existence of Planet Earth as it is vital for the eco system our fundamental survival is based on.
Many animals facing extinction are put through breeding programs. These programs, otherwise know as captive breeding is the process of breeding in which animals from outside their habitats are bred in restricted and controlled habitats such as farms, zoos, wild life sanctuaries or other enclosed facilities. Animals that are facing extinction are the ones that are bred in such a manner to make sure the species does not go extinct. However, animals are also bred in captivity to produce animals for commercial purposes such as for the domestic pet industry, for medical research and other human activities.
Zoos, aquariums and circus violate animal rights and should be shut down Humans have an insatiable hunger for watching animals. Every year, millions of people go zoos, aquariums and circus on to enjoy watching kinds of animals. According to Encarta ( 2003), humans maintained big collections of the animal from the past until now. They were not zoos in this sense. Typically, these ancient collections were not exhibited in public parks, or they were maintained for other purposes.
Have you ever been locked inside a small room? How does it feel to be caged? If you were locked for a long period of time, what would happen? The story I was about to tell you came from a case study in sociology, Genie, the girl who lost communication. She was a victim in a severe abuse.
Animals don’t have the voice to speak up about being exploited involuntarily for entertainment, so is it ethically right to hold them captive? There are over 750,000 types of animals that are held captive in zoos around the world, not to mention, multiple animals per species. (Statistics Brain). For animals to be held in captivity, it is a necessity to ensure that animals receive the reciprocal of their crucial needs, such as the animals having the correct habitat, social abilities or needs, nutrition, and an appropriate confinement.