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.
Lastly, people can also harm animals in various ways other than slip-ups with drugs. During the summer, people love to go watch drugged up animals as they walk around in their cramped exhibits. According to Good in Zoochosis:what really happens to animals in captivity, “Over 175 million people visit zoos a year, causing animals to become stressed, bored or frustrated, a term called ‘zoochosis’” (Good). Zoochosis is described as the abnormal actions of animals due to being held in captivity. Because zoochosis is caused by the terror people bring, the children and families that visit are harming the animals.
If they’ve been brought in for human entertainment at a zoo, they begin to lose this need. In some cases, this can be a good thing, like if they need a population control. However, other times, this can actually ruin how an ecosystem works. Once whatever animal is being hunted stops getting hunted, then that population will begin to overpopulate and cause even more problems than what they started with in the beginning. This cycle is never
Do you recognize that cute little animal you claim to love, well do you know that you are going more harm than good when you support zoo’s. I know you may think, “how could I hurt animals by going to a zoo” well did you know that a life of confinement doesn't compare to the life that animal would have in their natural habitat. When you support a zoo you are supporting the mistreatment of animals. Animals in zoos are forced to sit in small enclosure and are literally driven insane from frustration and boredom. You call yourself an animal lover but no real animal lover would stand for the mistreatment in zoos.
The new ideas developed from enrichment research help to stimulate natural behavior in mammals through changing feeding procedures and their environment. If mammals can feel the way that humans do, they also get bored like humans do and lazy like humans do. Mammals in zoos are there for humans enjoyment, so it is the humans and zoos job to better care for these mammals. Zoos can better provide for mammals scientifically through changing how the mammals feed, what they eat, and their enclosures in zoos. An important aspect of environment enrichment is changing a mammal 's feeding habits to become more stimulating.
Yet unfortunately “if orcas do not meet certain needs it can lead to chance of early death, and very aberrant behavior” (AWI). If it is conservations that take in animals to better them, it is up to conservations to meet the needs of their species. In order to satisfy the life expectancy of an orca, then it is up to the people to take
While doing away of zoos completely may be too much of a steep step, a compromise may be able to satisfy both sides. An amendment of zoos may occur where zoos could only be for animals from hazardous environments. Instead of taking animals from their stable and adequate habitats, removing animals that’s home has being destroyed or deemed unlivable for the animal gives it a new place to live. This won’t fix the problems with zoos, but it will at the very least only affect animals with no place to go rather than all animals for the sole purpose of human
Obviously, in the wild, births and deaths of animals are done naturally or done in order to keep the food chains in proportion to each other. However, in zoos, animals will often be bred and will over breed animals to produce future generations of the species, especially if the breed is in threat of extinction. In June 2017, The Dallas Zoo welcomed a baby giraffe into the zoo, where “The latter delivery was broadcast on Animal Planet and before an audience of about 4 million who watched the birth live online.” (NBC 5 News). The birth of
All types of ongoing, and future animal confinement should be banned, as to prevent any form of animal cruelty-- physical or psychological. The reason behind this debate goes along the lines of effects on the animals that are involved in circuses, zoos, etc., and the social/economic impact of entertainment on society. Keeping these animal entertainment companies and improving them would promise a safe haven for wild animals, as well as animals that are endangered. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “scientists