I don’t understand why someone who treats their animals so badly can go to jail, but a person who does just that with over 100 dogs doesn’t. These puppy mill breeders have no little to no concern for the health and welfare of the animals. These conditions that the dogs are living in are considered inhumane and even cruel but unfortunately they are legal. So, it is very important that future pet owners seek rescue dogs from their local shelter or buy pets from a trusted breeder in order to put mills out of business. Many pet store owners will tell you they get all their puppies from “licensed USDA breeders” or “local breeders.”
Some of the animals will have traits that the breeder wants to preserve. In artificial selection, humans select animals over centuries, but nature takes hundreds of millions of years. So, the different breeds of dogs are considered to be different species because they cannot interbreed for mechanical reasons. David Attenborough, who presented in the movie, “Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life”, saw the biggest flower and the biggest creature in the world which is the blue whale.
Prairie dogs are one of the most evolved animals today, in the form of communication. This profound form of communication comes about because the prairie dog is an extremely social animal, to each other not humans (Messenger). At first the prairie dog sounds like it is making senseless chirps and barks, but in reality these short high pitched chirps and barks are actual calls to other prairie dogs not just a random warning sound. Prairie dogs have their own language, everything from alarm calls, social cues, and body language. Dr. Slobodchikoff, a professor at university of Arizona, has done research on the Gunnison’s prairie dog for almost 30 years now (Abumrad).
This leads to many concerns from the public on the physical and mental impacts of captivity on the wild animals. This essay examines the advantages and disadvantages of zoos to lead us to a possible conclusion whether it is ethical to place animals in captivity. We will also examine if zoos have the best possible facilities to keep animals in captivity. Body One of the advantages of having zoos, is to provide protection to some animals that are endangered.
Dholes are wild dogs from Asia. They are very fantastic creatures in many ways. The Dhole is a wild dog, but there are three zoos that have packs of Dholes. They have the appetite of a bear that needs to fatten up for the winter there are many similarities and differences between wild dogs and tamed dogs including the Dhole. The Dholes however, are endangered animals and there are very few left in the wild.
All over the planet, there are different types of animals, and half of the animal species are endangered. Not only that, but some species are almost extinct. But luckily there are some people that are ready to help these creatures. According to “The Stripes Will Survive” by Jacqueline Adams, “The Zoos Go Wild” from No More Dodos, by Nicholas Nirgiotis and Theodore Nirgiotis, and a video called “Behind the Scenes with the National Zoo's Lion Cubs” zoos are the ones that protect animals. All in all, the sources have different and similar ways in supporting that the zoo's role is to protect animals.
The adaptations of bears have changed drastically due to hunting or habitat loss and sometimes captured for performances because of aggressive behavior and destruction of personal crops. The adaptions alter the way these eight species of bears grow and prosper. The development of their physical, dietary, and population has opposed how bears should really advance as group. Like all animals, black bears exhibit specific adaptations that help them survive in their habitats.
Figure 1. Snow Leopard Click and drag to move The number of snow leopards that are still left is estimated to be around 3,500 to 7,000 ("Basic Facts About Snow Leopards," h.d.). There are only 600 to 700 snow leopards that are being kept in zoos.
This usually causes extinction within that species, and researchers have decided to do something about it. Although endangered animals are born in the wild, they should be sheltered and protected in nature parks because it helps decrease the amount of extinctions, allows a better and healthier environment, and the animals are protected from predators and human hunters. Endangered animals are to be kept in zoos because it decreases the amount of extinctions. Human activities have affected animals living in the wild dramatically throughout history. Roads being built and
While inbreeding dogs does not sound bad, imagine if humans were inbred commonly. Pretty soon, humans who were inbred for a couple generations were more prone to genetic disease, deformities, and mutations. The same risks run for dogs who are inbred. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the ASPCA, “...puppies from puppy mills are prone to congenital and hereditary conditions. These can include: Epilepsy, heart disease,kidney disease, musculoskeletal disorders (hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, etc.), endocrine disorders (diabetes, hyperthyroidism), blood disorders (anemia, Von Willebrand disease), deafness, eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, etc.), or respiratory disorders” (“A Closer Look at Puppy Mills”).
Animals and plants become at risk for extinction, or endangerment, when environments and ecosystems are changed by human activities or other natural causes (Wright & Boorse, 2014). Regrettably, human activity is usually the source of environmental change and endangerment to a species through pollution, over-consumption, and in some regions of the world, over-population (Wright & Boorse, 2014). Also attributable to the destruction of a species, are the human activities that result in habitat loss and the introduction of an exotic species into foreign ecosystems (Wright & Boorse, 2014). Human activity is not solely to blame, as each species also has natural predators; however, habitat loss, relating to economic development, appears to be the
While there are many breeds of hypoallergenic dogs, if you are looking for a dog that is unique, then you may want to research hairless breeds. While many people believe these breeds are made up of small dogs, this is not always the case. Medium sized dogs can also be found. Four types of hairless breeds include: the Mexican Hairless, the American Hairless Terrier, the Chinese Crested, and the Peruvian Hairless. If you are considering buying one of these breeds, you may have to search for a breeder online as these dogs are not as common as other breeds of hypoallergenic dogs.