This caused the other experienced whale to become frustrated with Tilikum and she would rake her teeth across his body, forming many scars. Another issue mentioned in the documentary was where the whales were kept. They kept the whales in a dark, metal, twenty by thirty foot pools for the majority of their lives. A former Seaworld trainer described the modules as “floating steel boxes.” According to Ken Balcomb, director of the Centre for Whale Research,“If that is true, it’s not only inhumane and I’ll tell them so, but it
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.
EcoWatch writes about this incident, saying “Western-lowland gorillas are critically endangered and now there’s one less of them with the death of Harambe after a 4-year-old boy fell into his enclosure… zookeepers say they made the right decision in shooting and killing the gorilla”. In the first place there was not a big enough barrier leading to a four year old boy entering the gorilla’s enclosure. This comes down to an ethical viewpoint, because they would do anything to save the little boy resulting in the death of Harambe. This could have been avoided if the enclosures upgraded protection for the animals. In addition this isn’t the only case, there are many incidents equally important where a visitor accidentally falls into the enclosure or purposely enters resulting in the death of the animal and sometimes the visitor.
Even if zoos were as educational as they say, why couldn’t you just watch documentaries. There’s an entire channel on tv dedicated to giving educational information about animals. But - of course- you can’t forget the wholesome family fun spent at zoos! Watching these animals suffer is a great way to bring families closer and creates monumental memories to last a lifetime. And only at the expense of a few hundred thousand animals!
Andre Cole Ricardo Acosta G. English 101 September 22, 2015 Do Killer Whales Actually Belong in Captivity? Ever since wild animals such as Killer Whales have been captured and kept in theme parks and zoos as amusement, there have been issues on whether they should or shouldn’t be kept in captivity. Killer Whales, otherwise commonly referred to as Orcas, have regularly been taken away from the sea at a very young age so they can be trained, raised and kept in theme parks for exhibition. Although theme parks no longer capture whales from the wild, they are still bred in captivity for public display at marine parks such as Sea World (Gorman). Sea World and other theme parks confine whales to tanks that, for them, are about the same size as a
700,000 animals are captured and put into zoos each year. Just think about the number of lives we are ruining day by day. Firstly animals should be able to roam around freely, not be behind bars when their lives have just begun. Humans may see them as a treat, but they deserve the equality humans are been given. Imagine waking up to nothing but lifeless animals and cages till the eye can see.
He also learns ranking in the zoo what animal is at the top and which animal is at the bottom his father tells him that the most dangerous animal in the humans who visit and Pi tells us this in the book he says “We commonly say in the trade that the most dangerous animal in the zoo is man”(Martel,31).He learns later in the book that this completely changes when they aren 't in cages. When Pi is on the boat he realizes that in the wild it is the exact opposite in that case humans are not the most dangerous animals it is the large carnivorous animals.In the book he has to fish to feed Richard parker so that he doesn 't eat Pi.PI
Every single year, people from all around the world come to visit marine parks, oceanariums, aquariums, and zoos to “learn” about wild animals that people usually don’t get to see every day. Although, have you ever thought to compare the size of their cages and tanks to the size of the environment where they usually would live? Or have you ever compared the attitude of an animal in captivity to an animal in the wild? If you have, then you may notice some extravagant differences. SeaWorld, a place where you can go and learn about the natural life of marine animals!
Some adults love it still as they grow older. As for others, they begin to see how zoo’s actually run and what all they do there, which then shapes their opinion either for better or for worse. Throughout the past few years, many documentaries have been released about what goes on behind the glass at different zoos and aquariums around the world. With the release of all these new documentaries, many people, including myself, have begun to form negative opinions on zoos and how they treat their animals. Zoos should no longer be allowed to keep all animals in captivity, however, rescue and rehabilitation centers for animals should still be opened and available for the public to see.
What would you do if you friend invited you to go to a zoo? When my friend asked me last week, I refused her invitation. Many years ago, I went to zoos happily same as a child until I watched a video about the zoo. In that video, a staff used the camera to record animal’s daily life in the zoo. Comparing with what I saw the video that recording the wild animals’ life, the animals that live in the zoos lose their vitality and wild.