Animals who live in zoos may be ill-treated by zoo keepers and get hurt. Many people support zoos because zoos can provide a safe home and excellent care for animals. It’s true that most zoos have a comfortable environment, but we can’t ignore that some zoos are no better than hell that torment animals. There is an information from BBC World News about zoos in Japan. It shows that zoo 's keepers don’t give bears enough food so that bears have to fight for food from visitors and get hurt.
But has anyone wondered if the zoo is helping animals or is it the opposite? People had hated zoos for animal captivity and complained that zoos should be illegal. Why is that? Other’s imagine animals in a tight cage as they are treated poorly but that is not the case. Zoos had existed for a while and they have been helping animals ever since.
Hunting, breeding, and exploring are all taken away when animals are captured for zoos (Parker). All of these stories can show one the behind the scenes of zoos and aquariums. The zoos do not have to be cruel but some choose to be. On the other hand, there are beautiful places out there for animals to be safe and comfortable. The cruelty needs to be stopped so that animals do not have to be in pain anymore.
Zoos are bad for humans, most people do not believe it but zoos are not educating us, they are hurting us. Evidence for zoos are bad for humans is, in 2013, a zookeeper in Missouri was killed when he was knocked to the ground by an elephant, he died instantly.(Estrada). This reason this matters is because zoo animals are killing people, and that would not happen as often if they were left in the wild. Animals in films are not as nice as they are on camera. For example, the orca featured in the film “Blackfish,” is responsible for three human deaths.
Did you know that in zoos 40% of lion cubs die before one month of age, while in the wild only 30% of cubs die, and almost one third of those deaths are due to factors which are absent in zoos, like predation? There are things zoos will not tell you. RESEARCH QUESTION How is a nature reserve a better suit for animal care than a zoo? SUPPORTING RESEARCH QUESTIONS • What are the similarities and differences between the two of them? • Which are the living conditions in zoos and nature reserves?
Zoos do not educate nor do they empower or inspire children to become conservationists”(Jenson E.). This proves to be significant because although some say zoos are educational they prove of no worth to the amount of information we as humans obtain. Also when children see how these animals were taken out of their natural habitats and put in synthetic homes it can damage the kids. For instance, there have been cases of bacterial infections that could possibly put the children and adult sin danger. On example of this is e. coli bacteria which can be found in some reptiles areas in the zoo.
In 10%of zoos, animals are been torchered and abused till the extent it is life taking. The animals who live in zoos are kept in enclosures that don’t allow them to live their lives in a natural way. Zoo animals live in the same enclosure day after day monotonous. This needs to be dealt with or animals will be known for zoos to be their natural habitat in the future. Just think about the number of animals that were in the wilderness years ago and view the number today.
Why Animals Belong In Zoos Many might be surprised to know that animals that are raised in zoos live longer than animals that live in the wild. Animals that don’t live in zoos tend to live shorter and come closer to extinction because of other predators and hunters. Because of zoos, we now are able to do more scientific experiments and studies. As referenced in the article “Do Animals Lose In Zoos”, they say that in the past, all zoo animals were treated poorly. Many say that years ago it was a terrible environment for the animals because there would only be a small cage for the animals to walk around in.
Although zoos are fun to visit, animals should not be held in captivity because the breed can become overpopulated, they do not know how to survive on their own, and they are being abused. While it is true that some species are going extinct; animals in zoos, however, can become overpopulated sending animals to their deaths. According to an article by One Green Planet, the text states that “Surplus animals can also be animals that the zoo no longer finds profitable, cubs that were a big hit the year before might be replaced by newer, younger animals. Since zoos are not responsible for lifetime care of animals, they can get rid of the animals who are no longer profitable or useful” (The Shocking Truth About What Happens to ‘Surplus’ Zoo Animals, One Green Planet). This shows that zoos will sell their animals to their death to gain business.
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.