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.
Every day animals are being forced to entertain the public. 62 orcas have died at SeaWorld for the entertainment of selfish people (Krushel n.p). Colin Bairone one of Tilikum’s old trainers said, “I think everyone has a better understanding of the natural world and the intelligence and social infrastructure of these amazing animals and that concrete pools are not a place for them to be,” (Baker n.p). Not only do animals die for the entertainment of the people, they often become depressed. Frequently animals become mentally disturbed, frustrated,
David Andrews, Everglades National Park director states, “this program is what has paid for all of the pythons to be removed from the Everglades National Park area. Without the funding, the pythons would continue to over populate and decrease the mammal population even further. It would also allow the pythons to continue preying on the endangered species in the area until they could possibly become extinct.” Scientist are especially worried about the overpopulation of these snakes because of the diminishing population of animals. All of which led to the decrease of native trees, plants and fish-eating birds.
For example, book evidence says that“Animals are locked in labs and are treated inhumanely. They are also being injected with vaccines and medicines that could be toxic to their bodies, also along with the fact that their petrified in the lab. Unfortunately, despite all the protests against animal testing, scientists will not stop. Some animals in labs have died from dehydration, starvation, and worse.” More book evidence states that “In the most extreme cases, activists broke into labs and destroyed equipment” These poor animals are being abused and beaten because of testing.
Imagine this, a lone animal paces back and forth in a cramped metal cage with a crowd of spectators watching its every move. But the sad thing is that you don’t have to imagine, as this occurs in zoos across the globe daily. According to an article written by PETA kids, zoos are teaching kids and adults that imprisoning helpless animals in metal cages and taunting them is ok ( ¨5 Secrets Zoos Don't Want You To Know¨). This torment of animals has been going on since 1500 B.C in Egypt (Sangll).
Animals cannot talk so they cannot agree to being tested on, nor can they say “stop” or “no.” These animals have to sit in silence and put up with the pain. There are always an alternative ways to figure out the information that comes from animal testing. It is proven that approximately 90 percent of experimental drugs that are tested safe and effective for animals fail in human trials because they are fatal or they do not work(DoSomething.org). There are nearly 50 different ways to test that does not include animals.
They won’t be able to control what the tiger does when he is all grown up. Another time is when there are no laws concerning having exotic animals in a house. “animal rights groups said the numerous exotic pets in homes and unlicensed zoos have caused more than 60 human deaths in just over the last two decades.” (8-9). These animals are very dangerous and they don’t care what they eat as long as it’s food.
Animal Cruelty and Captivity Animals kept in zoos aquariums, and circuses are treated poorly by humans and inevitably suffer from disease, pain, starvation, and fear so they will perform seamlessly for the public. Animals are forced by their owners to carry out pointless tricks and performances and are almost always deprived of their normal behavior (Aquariums and Marine Parks). Animals are ripped away from their families and out of their natural habitat by zoo, aquarium, and circus workers and usually do not live their full lifespan due to the mental and physical abuse that comes from the captive place they reside in (Aquariums and Marine Parks). They are injected with various drugs because their unnatural behavior interferes with the entertainment they are meant to perform. Animals do not belong in tanks, cages, or exhibits and should not be treated with such poor care and neglect.
During animal testing, many animals are killed after experimenting on them and the others remain alive with injuries and in captivity. 95% of the animals tested are not protected by Animal Welfare Act including mice, fish and birds and they are all suffering abuse and mistreatment. Even with the protection provided by the Animal Welfare Act, some horrific cases of animal abuse in the laboratories wasn’t prevented. Some people also find it immoral to test and experiment on animals for the human benefit saying that animals do feel and suffer like humans and so it is unfair to experiment on them what cannot be experimented on humans only because they do not have the ability to express their feelings. However, animal rights supporters do not oppose the farmers who kill animals daily for food but call the scientists cruel for killing animals for the advancement of medical field although, 99% of animals killed are by farmers while only 1% are by scientists (Ian, Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial
Many deaths of elephants occur in the circuses. Ringling Bros. was charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act after the circus forced Kenny, a three year old elephant, to perform even thought the animal was obviously sick. A veterinarian checking on the elephants that same day said he “should remain in the barn,” an hour after Kenny’s last performance, he passed away. Circus owners care about fame and fortune, not about the health of the
Food inspection has been one of the biggest issues for humans health. And back in the day there was no inspection for it. And many people would get sick from the meat especially they would buy, it was an essential source of protein and back then there wasn’t vegan people everyone used meat. Based on document D meats would get stored in a dark room of course rat is one of the big problem when it come to food.
The practice of using animals for biomedical research is severely being criticized from Animal protection and animals rights group. For example, drug fiascos have occurred, such as the diethylene glycol (DEG) use in 1937. This substance was poisonous for humans, but was still used in flavors of taste. And this ended up with more than one hundred people in death. After this incident, a law was passed that the drugs were only to be used on animals first to be marketed!
Transport of monkeys is harsh, They are shoved into tiny crates and shipped without food or water many times. After being bought the animal will be moved in to cells and await the testing. They are out in isolation in tiny cages with no contact with other animals. Some of these animals self harm themselves and chew on their limbs. They don’t allow vets to treat them because it could get in the way of the animal testing.
While some believe animal testing should be continued, animal testing is inhumane and should be eliminated because animals cannot protect themselves and the results of such testing is often deadly Animal testing is cruel and deadly. As of 2016, 19,500,000 animals are killed due to testing each year. That’s 1,625,000 animals per month that did not have to die; they did die though due to dangerous and unsafe products. Every day about 53,425 animals die from testing unsafe products. This type of treatment to humans would be illegal and those testing would be convicted of committing mass murder.