Imagine you are stuck in a jail cell, blindfolded. You are forced to do ever anyone says, and you do tricks for other amusement. That’s how a whale in captivity feels all the time. Whales shouldn’t be held captive because whales are taken from their families, whales are forced to do shows, and most importantly whales have to live in to small tanks which can be harmful to the whale. One thing Seaworld isn’t telling us is that they take whales from their families in the wild.
For example in kids stand up to zoos in captivity states animals are getting too expensive to feed so the zookeeper's just wait for somebody to notice and sell them to another zoo. This shows that having too much animals can harm the animals and make them starve to death and even the whole zoo. Some even sell them to another zoo even if there is family or friends. Now you might say this is a good thing selling them to have a better home, but is it really a better home or is it a bad zoo who needs animals to get visitors. I say any zoo is bad for animals.
The main purpose of Blackfish is to answer why a captured whale would become so aggressive and turn on its trainers. To answer this Cowperthwaite frames the documentary around Tilikum by interviewing experts in the field such as Lori Marino (Director of Science with Non-human Rights Program), and former SeaWorld trainers, such as John Hardgrove who recall capturing young orca 's, like Tilikum, away from their families and placing them into solitary confinement. One of the most emotionally gripping parts of the film is a heartbreaking
In Life of Pi, Pi is the protagonist of the story. Pi is trapped on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific with four animals. They kill each other in order to stay alive. On the lifeboat, they have no food and water, so they are hungry and thirsty. Orange juice is a peaceful orangutan, but she becomes violent when facing the hyena.
Humanity is paying to see animal abused in front of massive crowds that include children, adults, and elderly of all ages. The community views animals as entertainment and feels that it is acceptable to have living things trapped in cages throughout most of their lives. Even though society believes zoos carry a positive effect to animals; however, they cause mammals to develop severe health problems, they change wildlife behavior, and they financially struggle. Living creatures in captivity develop severe health issues due the fact that space becomes limited and natural habits cannot be mimicked to ensure maximum well-being. An example of this is when The Alaska Zoo was struggling to care for Maggie, a 4 ton elephant under the supervision of many.
So what does that really say about zoos and sea-parks? Ultimately, zoos and sea-parks should be banned. The limited space given to animals is not enough for any of them, it is like being imprisoned. The enclosures lack plenty of the nature found in wildlife.
Is it acceptable to put the lives of creatures in harm for the help of humans? Or to lock them in cramped areas and test on them constantly to benefit us, but cause their lives to become worse? Locked in tiny cages these animals are denied the ability to roam free in an effort to solve health issues of the human race. Every year over 100 million of the animals experimented on die in the laboratories due to this experimentation that supposedly helps to find cures for humans. These cures scientists are finding aren’t even aimed to help animals, and they live horrible lives as a result of these confining living spaces in addition introduction to diseases they wouldn’t naturally develop.
Dear, Zoo Manager I oppose to animals being in zoos because if they were ever released they wouldn’t have the knowledge to hunt or get food for their cubs. Zoos just isolate animals in little exhibits and don’t treat animals fairly keeping them from their natural habitat. James Nolen said “Animals have a right to be free not stuck in cages being used for entertainment.”. Therefore, what he is referring to is that animals should not be used for any sorts of entertainment to amuse humans. They are just suffering and us humans don’t understand how training them to do things like that; it is difficult for them to learn those curtain moves.
Everybody in this room, has contributed to Animal Cruelty… Every day in Australia animals are beaten, neglected and are forced to struggle to survive. Left in unsanitary conditions with no food or water, they have little hope as they live out their days without the essential sunlight and room they need and desire. Most of us think of animal cruelty as just ‘deliberately’ being mean to animals, but It’s much more than that… I’m not saying you are beating or starving your dog or cat – ‘animal cruelty’ can be much more subtle… Imagine if these picture is how you lived your life every day until you died.
This causes health concerns for some animals. According to The New York Times, Dr. Georgia Mason and Dr. Ros Clubb have recently found out that, “ The problems- including high infant mortality and a tendency to pace around and around in the cage-are directly related to the size of the animal’s home range in the wild.” This proves that some animals are not getting the proper living conditions they need in order to be healthy and survive. Animals that are placed in these habitats do not get the skills they need for when they are released back in to the wild. James Owen for National Geographic News in his article, “Most Captive-Born Predators Die If Released” shares information from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, “The odds of animals such as tigers and wolves surviving freedom are only 33 percent.”