One example is that some animals can get a disease called zoochosis and it is shocking what zoos will do when trying to hide it. For instance, “As Dr Keith Lindsay, a biologist with more than 30 years of experience in elephant research and conservation, has said, these are symptoms of “pathological, stereotypical behaviour that is common with disturbed animals in captivity, but which is never seen in the wild”. There are also cases of animals being given antidepressants to hide their unhappiness from visitors. In 2015 Auckland Zoo euthanised a gibbon, Iwani, because he was “severely depressed” and the zoo admitted they could not meet his welfare needs. ”(An unnatural environment)This is significant because it shows that when zoos commit wrongs and take problems into their own hands it most often ends up worse.
Thankfully in the seventies there were laws passed for watching over the endangered species. The only fear now is mating an endangered species with a species that is not the same and not having a pure breed of that animal anymore. The main problem for every animal at the Zoo is abuse and improper care for them, no matter if they are endangered or
Animals need their space to roam and swim and play, but in zoos animals are kept in cages and are restricted and that has a negative impact on animals and could jeopardize their mental health and happiness, also living in a zoo can restrict animals from learning their natural behaviors that they need and is not beneficial to them, also habitats get destroyed every day and instead of putting the surviving animals in zoos, sanctuaries or nature parks are a better alternative, they keep the animals safe and sill give them the opportunity to live the life of a wild animal. If there is a better alternative to putting animals in a zoo where they aren’t forced to do tricks to entertain people or where they aren’t restricted from learning their natural instincts in the wild, why aren’t more animals going
For a long time there has been the debate if Zoos, Circuses, and aquariums violate human rights considering that in certain cases they help animals from extinction. While that could be the case we also see that animals are unhappy, mistreated badly, and also they are only there for the sole purpose of human entertainment. On a personal belief I think that they do violate human rights, and they should be shut down. While they can save animals, there is way too much more evidence leaning towards it being bad. Zoos, circuses, and aquariums should be shut down.
The animals are kept in an enclosed space different than the endless space they would have in the wild. The animals also have to adapt to the new environment they are in which can affect their biological makeup. Animals in zoos at least have an advantage of being kept in relatively the same area and environment while animals in the circus are forced to constantly move around and adapt causing immense stress on the animal. Furthermore according to a PETA article regarding the abuse of circus animals, when the circus is over animals may be housed in small crates or a solitary confinement that can cause harmful psychological effects. Like primates for example who are very social and, in their natural habitat, live in large spaces and tight knit communities suffer due to lack of space and companionship.
Though others may argue that they are completely safe and innocent creatures, most of them are ravenous without the proper care and training. The fact is that wild animals are wild animals, and they will always have certain instincts that will cause them to do actions on an impulse. Owning an exotic animal is a huge responsibility. Certain animals can only eat certain food, which in the long run will cost the owner a lot of money.
The similarities are that they both have animals involved, they are made by the government, and you can visit both establishments. The differences are that zoos do not give the animals nor the time or the care they need, they drug, imprison, abuse and kill animals; all for the public`s attention, they make animals feel uncomfortable with their environment, and last but not least, a lot of zoos still kidnap animals form their natural habitats in order for them to be part of the exhibition. In the other hand, nature reserves allow the animals to stay in their habitats, run freely, hunt their preys, explore, and all of that with human protection, meaning no one can harm them. Which are the living conditions in zoos and nature reserves?
And when an animal in a zoo makes a friend their friend could be sold to another zoo leaving both the animals even more stressed and lonely. When you you go to zoos you are supporting this kind of treatment on animals, so when you go to zoos you see the cute happy animals but what you don't see is the stress, frustration, and loneliness the animals have to endure. As you know zoos are horrible to animals but did you know that stress from zoos lead animals to self mudilation. Often time when animals are stressed the resort to unnatural behaviors such as pacing swaing and overe grooming, and if you think thats bad that was just best case scenario.
The animals in the zoos were not willing to be taken from the wild just to sit in cages. Tourism has made zoos very profitable for the close interaction with the animals. Although from the other side of the cage the animals look fine but truly they are terrified. Tiger cubs are often taken from there mothers only after a few months. Customers will pay a high price to hold, pet, photograph these young animals.
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
Exotic and rare monkeys like the finger monkeys should be illegal in all the states of the U.S because they are expensive, hard to take care of, and a time consuming animal to take care of. Firstly, finger monkeys are legal in some states in the U.S but it would be better if they weren’t legal in the U.S because these monkeys are hard to take care of. Secondly, finger monkeys shouldn’t be legal because most beginning owners would probably buy one just for fun if they had a lot of money but when the monkey starts acting crazy, most people wouldn’t want it anymore and sell it. These people apparently don’t know lots about this monkey and if you take care of it correctly, it would obviously die. These monkeys aren’t really so common that you
In the circus habitat, elephants are not taught how to care for themselves like the ones in the wild are. Because they are taken care of for so long by humans, they can not live on their own in the wild. If the elephants are released after being captivated for entertainment, they will die from not knowing what to do. The AWA does not enforce the humane animal rights, and that results in populations
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.