Should zoos exist?
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In the article it said, "This dead wallaby was left to rot by staff at Tweddle Farm Zoo for two weeks and the zoo refused to carry out a post mortem to establish why the animal died" It did not mention at all that it was because of the zoo's environment that the animal died but because of the staff. Perhaps, it would be better to hire new staff.
As for the space, would you rather have the polar bears, elephants, tigers and lions have as much space as they would like but would not be able to live and survive in it? The animals that are brought in to zoos are ones that need the help.
Stereotypes not only occur in zoo animals but in household pets too. In this website http://en.wikipedia.org..., it says "These behaviors may be.. involving self-injury or reduced reproductive success" The point of zoos is to assess these problems and find ways to solve them.
Also, just because one zoo may have treated animals poorly, it does not mean other zoos are the same.
You say zoos try to solve problems, well according to the source above (in round 2) animals die earlier in zoos than in the wild.
Also, my opponent's source is vague and not direct.
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No, I would not. But if my opponent is implying that zoos let animals out with no knowledge to hunt, they are wrong.
There are programs and organizations that help animals and introduce them into being in the wild. Like this organization: http://www.iucnsscrsg.org...
All national parks are hand-free. So no one will bother the animal and their ecosystem.
Opponent never countered the fact that animals die earlier in zoos
National parks may be hand-free but people still come into national parks to camp and do many other activities in them.
http://tourismimpactsnp.wordpress.com... This article is written by someone who has worked in a national park and has commented on the amount of waste left behind. Now, I know that there are people that clean the garbage up but they only come every single morning as the author said so it leaves plenty of time for animals to be able to reach the garbage which is harmful for them. As you have also mentioned, the national parks are a big space. It would be very hard to cover that space by clean up crews.
The animals brought into zoos are endangered and in need of help. I don't think you can compare them to those that are healthy and roam in the wild because you wouldn't have known how long those animals being brought into zoos would live in the wild.
National parks can only also accommodate animals that can live in the climate of that specific are so more endangered and animals in need of help wouldn't be able to go into national parks unlike zoos that can accommodate animals in an indoor environment.
National parks can also limit the amount of camping
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