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edenvanourkerk
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FreedomBeforeEquality
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there should be no zoos

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/3/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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edenvanourkerk

Pro

There should be no zoos! they take animals from their homes and put them in captivity, www.veganpeace.com is the place to go to see what really happens to these creations of nature, why should people pay to go see animals in distress? don't think of yourself in this vote, think about the animals, are you with me or against me?
FreedomBeforeEquality

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Against you, on the grounds that zoos provide a valuable service to the community through education at the cost of only a handful of animals from each given species. The animals in zoos are nearly always rescued. Zoos have even been able to preserve endangered animals and help rehabilitate them to save certain species. The animal awareness they pass on to the public alone is enough to warrant they be allowed to stay around.

I argue that you would not even have the knowledge of such animals to even want to defend them in the first place were it not for the efforts of zoos and other scientific endeavors to study animals and bring their knowledge to the community. Zoos also provide a substantial means for paying for animal and environmental studies. The animals are a face to the community to whip up funding for many preservation projects outside the zoo itself. Overall they do more good than harm.
Debate Round No. 1
edenvanourkerk

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Debate Round No. 2
edenvanourkerk

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Debate Round No. 3
edenvanourkerk

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Debate Round No. 4
edenvanourkerk

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FreedomBeforeEquality

Con

See round 1.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by really12 1 year ago
really12
Animal captivity does have its discrepancies, however, I will not stipulate the flaws for the satisfaction of the instigator.

Doesn't deforestation, oil spills and poaching steal wild animals' habitats and consequently leaving them homeless. Where else will they go? The zoos try their best to make certain that homeless animals are treated with the utmost care. Similar, animals' reserves in zoos are matched to their former habitat and are fed an abundance of adequate portioned meals pertinent to their natural diet.

Also, what happens when an animal in captivity becomes afflicted with an otherwise serious illness? They are further provided with the health care they need in zoos.

Finally, zoo staff are practically always animal lovers and as such they take extra measures to make sure that captivated animals are treated fairly and justly.
Posted by FreedomBeforeEquality 1 year ago
FreedomBeforeEquality
I feel that a select few being in enclosures is a small sacrifice for the good they actually do for their species in the long run. Think of it as an animals way of living up to a higher purpose for the betterment of their own species. Without proper education and awareness, as is spread through zoos and the like, people would be less empathetic to the animal plight.
Posted by FreedomBeforeEquality 1 year ago
FreedomBeforeEquality
Why didn't you post this in the debate for your round?
Posted by edenvanourkerk 1 year ago
edenvanourkerk
oh really? just because people want to test on them it gives them the right to take them from their natural homes? you are right, some are rescued, but most are taken from the wild when they were perfectly fine.

The major problem with zoos is that the animals who live there are kept in enclosures that don't allow them to live their lives in a natural way. No matter how big some zoos try to make the enclosures, no matter how many branches they put in them, no matter how beautiful they make the background paintings on the wall, they don't compare with the natural habitat the animals were meant to be in. Zoo animals have to spend day after day, week after week, year after year in the exact same enclosure. This makes their lives very monotonous. ~www.veganpeace.com
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