Zoos, the pros and cons
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Animals kept in zoos can feel confinement and suffer from boredom and stress. When animals are suffering from stress, they can often develop some form of health issues.
If people want to see wild animals they can go to one of the many sanctuaries that are across the U.S. This way they are being kept in their natural environment and not something that was made to look like it. Animals can tell the difference then they are in their natural environment and when they are not.
When animals are in zoos they often don"t live as long as they would have if they were living in the wild like they should be.
Animals can escape their enclosures and that can cause danger to themselves as well as the people who happen to be around when that can happen. There is nothing like hearing of something like this happening on the morning news. Then people often think that there is something wrong with that animals and that something needs to be done to it, when this is not the case at all.
"Zebras at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. starved to death because of insufficient or incorrect food, and the same zoo's red pandas died after ingesting rat poison." (1)
Animals in zoo"s don"t always get the right amount/correct food for their specific needs as we can see from the statement above. Animal"s food can also be contaminated from other things that it will come in contact with before it even reaches the exhibit that it is meant for.
If the purpose of zoo"s are conservation then we don"t need to be showing the animals off to the world, they need to be left alone so that they can live peacefully.
Still, endangered animals can be greatly saved from being completely destroyed in these zoos. They can repopulate, and harmed animals cna heal their wounds in the zoos. Not only so, zoos bring economic benefits to the government.
Animals should not be forced to repopulate which is what happens when they are in a zoo. All the public wants is to see a new baby animal so the animals are forced to mate so that the public can get what they want as well as the zoo. They will in turn make more money off the people who come to see the new baby animal.
I would invite my opponent to take a look at this link. This states that sanctuaries offer 30 to 2,000 acres of natural habitat, whereas zoos have nowhere near that amount of natural habitat.
As none of my other argument were refuted I say the resolution stands.
I've nothing to say. Pass
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