One example is that some animals can get a disease called zoochosis and it is shocking what zoos will do when trying to hide it. For instance, “As Dr Keith Lindsay, a biologist with more than 30 years of experience in elephant research and conservation, has said, these are symptoms of “pathological, stereotypical behaviour that is common with disturbed animals in captivity, but which is never seen in the wild”. There are also cases of animals being given antidepressants to hide their unhappiness from visitors. In 2015 Auckland Zoo euthanised a gibbon, Iwani, because he was “severely depressed” and the zoo admitted they could not meet his welfare needs.”(An unnatural environment)This is significant because it shows that when zoos commit wrongs and take problems into their own hands it most often ends up worse.The amount of aquarium animals especially that have behavioral defects is very large and so are the consequences A study made by Captive Animals Protection Society proved that animals living in the water also suffer from this mental detrimention. This study also shows that 90% of the animals in the zoo have gotten this illness.
Due to inadequate living conditions on the set of Zookeeper a giraffe died because it ate a piece of tarp that covered its cage. This leads us to the effects of animal exploitation in the film industry. Animals abused in the film industry Plenty of movies and TV shows have animals in them. They look happy for the camera but what happens out of sight is the problem. For domesticated animals, the living conditions after filming are inadequate.
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.
Are zoos good? By:Tatum “With the prison walls of every zoo sit tortured souls with empty eyes and broken spirits” Therefore we should ban zoo. Zoos can’t provide the amount of space that a animal have in the wild. Meaning if the space does not suit the animal it will stress out causing the zookeeper to have to kill the animal. “ That means tigers and lions have around 18,000 times less space in the zoo then in the wild”.Zoos are becoming more dangerous for animals.
For instance, Colleen Kinzley, Director of the Oakland Zoo, reports “And I know that, in the case of these animals, many of them have had their claws and teeth removed in order for people to be able to work around them”. Therefore, these lions will never be able to be set free because their survival skills are taken away. Thirdly, lions kept in captivity cannot be introduced to the wild. To illustrate, Bromwich tells “The lions will not be released into the wild once they land because many have suffered injuries that would prevent them from hunting”. Hence, they will never be able to live how a lion is supposed to live.
Stray animals A tendency is seen in the U.S that the number of dogs in the animal shelter are deceased however the number of cats are increasing. The reason is because the shelter can not provide sufficient space for the population of the animals in the shelter. The stray animals that enter the shelter may have infectious diseases that can also be the reason why they are killed. Most stray animals may enter the shelter with visible history of violence and abuse. The reason of why they are strayed are caused generally by irresponsible pet ownership, neglect and abuse, and owning and buying pets and breeding them instead of adopting the animals from shelters which mostly are dogs and cats.
Imagine you are taken from your home, mother, and environment to a small cage where everybody is looking at you, taking pictures, and having fun. Your owners sell you to a bad zoo where all animals only get food sometimes and the bare cages are cold because your getting too expensive to feed an deven take care of. This is why I take the position that zoos should be banned because they can cause Animal cruelty, Too expensive, and finding new homes. Do you want to do this? Probably not.
In “Animal Testing is Bad Science” states that “The Federal Drug Administration has noted that 92 percent of all drugs that are shown to be safe and effective in animal test fail in human trials because they don’t work or are dangerous.” This shows that doing experiments on animals are unreliable and do not always have the same effect on humans. In addition, animal experimentation is unethical and unreliable and it puts the animals in
This causes health concerns for some animals. According to The New York Times, Dr. Georgia Mason and Dr. Ros Clubb have recently found out that, “ The problems- including high infant mortality and a tendency to pace around and around in the cage-are directly related to the size of the animal’s home range in the wild.” This proves that some animals are not getting the proper living conditions they need in order to be healthy and survive. Animals that are placed in these habitats do not get the skills they need for when they are released back in to the wild. James Owen for National Geographic News in his article, “Most Captive-Born Predators Die If Released” shares information from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, “The odds of animals such as tigers and wolves surviving freedom are only 33 percent.” The same article also mentions animal behavior
Boxed and shipped far away from their natural environment, set in zoos that can never have the space, food or excitement that they used to have in the. Depriving animas their freedom by keeping them in zoos has to be stopped. First of all, the loss of freedom and the living conditions for animals in zoos can cause animals to lose their minds or die prematurely. Even the best artificial environments cannot come close to match the space, diversity and freedom that animals want and need. Elephants travel in big packs; they walk up to 50 kilometers a day in the wild.