You have space, but compared to everywhere else in the world you could explore that space becomes relatively smaller. Not only are the size of the enclosures small relative to the wild, but socialization becomes more limited for countless captive animals. In zoos I have been to they have placed highly sociable and intelligent animals in small groups or even alone. The effects of low socialization can be damaging to animals. Humans need communication and good relationships with others to be healthy.
Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
Protecting animals in their natural habitat is a more rational plan that is prone to succeed than holding animals in a cesspool of captivity. Smaller zoos and captivity sites fail to achieve optimal care for the animal (“The Fate of”). Animals often suffer from physiological and physical abuse. Most states have weak laws
It is when animals have a limited amount of space to walk around unlike in their natural habitat. Basically, when the primates have their basic needs handed to them such as food and shelter instead of looking for it or hunting for it. In other words, when there is dependency on humans it can be said that it is captivity. The majority of studies cited in this research paper look into nonhuman primates. These are members of the order of mammals that include lemurs, monkeys, and apes.
In the articles of Jeremy Rifkin, Victoria Braithwaite, and Ed Yong, there's a deep research and debate whether animals should be given the right to have human rights or not. All authors include their perspective on the issue and provide scientific evidence. However, I believe that there should be a separation of rights between animals and humans because there is no biological basis for drawing the line. Giving the right to apes, what factors exclude other mammals like dogs, cats, and birds. In Jeremy Rifkin’s article, “A Change of Heart about Animals”, proves his statement that many of our fellow creatures also “feel pain, suffer and experience stress, affection, excitement and even love..”.
Animal rights activists argue that it is inhumane to house animals in inadequate habitats and are upset that many species that aren’t considered endangered are being held in zoos around the world. Zoo advocates argue for the conservation and research of endangered species, and thoroughly work to benefit different species and keep them healthy. Both arguments base their reasoning off of varying ideas, animals rights activists address the physical downfalls of animals in captivity, how it is nearly impossible to perfectly recreate an animals natural habitat, and the abuse of animals in captivity. Zoo advocates argue that the conservation and research of endangered species is necessary to keep them from extinction, they fight for humane treatment of animals around the world and work hard to show the real problem in today’s environment. Endearing Emotions As you can imagine, stories of animal abuse and the destruction of natural habitats around the world cultivate a strong emotional foundation that drives many people’s
In the wild animals can choose their group or companion conspecific, whereas in captivity animals are allocated by humans and their choice is restricted due to limited space and a number of conspecifics. Nowadays, many animals kept in zoos are transferred between facilities for breeding to ensure species conservation and genetic diversity, or due to a lack of space or exhibit considerations. Therefore group composition changes accompanied by introductions and familiarisations of animals that are a necessary and a standard part in everyday zoo life (Guertler 2008). This also concerns animals of all age classes which should be socialised, as well as hand-reared offspring. Consequently, it is crucial to evaluate the ramifications of these processes for the whole group, including introduced as well as individuals already present in the group.
I Speak For The Unspeakable: Animal Cruelty When we go to places such as the zoo, circuses, and aquariums we go to see animals that we have never seen before.Animals that have skills to do strange tricks.Though have you ever wondered if those animals you see are happy where they are?Being in cages away from home and family, do you ever feel like they aren’t treated as it seems?If they feel scared?Animals just like humans feel.They are aware of their surroundings.Aware that they will no longer be free.Yet, they don’t have the ability to speak and say “I don’t want to be here!” Using animals for entertainment or gaming does constitute animal cruelty because it removes animals from their natural habitat, the games they are involved in can be
According to “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger?”, “Most people who own exotic pets find them irresistible-and manageable-when they are small (Lewis).” However, soon enough an adorable cub becomes a powerful adult. Wild animals are wild, even in captivity and are strong enough to be dangerous even without meaning to cause harm. In conclusion, despite best efforts to educate the community and pass legislation banning ownership of exotic pets, people do continue to buy and care for them. Owning an exotic pet is expensive, time consuming, and a huge responsibility. People shouldn’t be allowed to own an exotic pet but if they are thinking about owning one, they need to take a great deal of careful consideration for themselves, their surroundings, and the animal
People say that zoos are important for education and are a great way for people to learn about exotic animals (Agnew n.p). Researchers cannot learn as much when animals are captive, you can learn just as much or even more while they are in their natural habitat. While some believe that zoos are important for education, they also believe that zoos are necessary for the survival of species (Zoos n.p). Most zoos claim that they take in extinct and needy animals, most animals at zoos aren’t orphaned, extinct, or injured at all (Zoos n.p). Lastly, one big claim is that zoos help conservation of animals (Borrel n.p).