Positive And Negative Effects Of Keeping Animals In Zoos

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Zoos have been a major concern for years and animal rights activists are not giving up on the poor imprisoned animals. The aim of this report is to show how animals in captivity do not have enough space to function normally and how they get sick has a result. In the zoo industry breeding is very looked down upon. Zoos have taken the initiative of breeding animals and trying to repopulate some of the species this is very wrong and must be ended immediately. Also more effort must be put in to save the surplus animals in zoos because they are getting killed off. Animal rights organizations around the world have been shedding light on the horrors that are taking place in the zoos. A positive point that this report focuses on is the education that is provided to the public and how animals are important to the Earth. However even though education is a positive point…show more content…
2.1.1 For one thing, animals in zoos often end up being packed together in small cages or exhibits. This is not natural for the animals because in the wild they have so much open space to roam around. For example, tigers and lions have around 18,000 times less space in zoos than they would in the wild. Polar bears have one million less space. (Captive Animals 2010) No pen or drive-through safari can compare to the freedom of the wild (Lin, 2014). In most zoos, elephants will usually have just several acres to walk around in and maybe a couple of other elephants if they are lucky (Animal Facts, 2016).

2.1.2 Moreover, research indicated that animals living in zoos tend to face many health risks through out their lives. One example of this would be depression due to being confined. Animals in captivity suffer from stress, boredom and confinement. (Lin, 2014). They are not free to do as they please and are confined to small areas for the majority of the

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