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there should be zoos

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Started: 2/5/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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i_know_all_and_i_will_win

Pro

I encourage you to challenge me.
PiercedPanda

Con

Challenge accepted.
Debate Round No. 1
i_know_all_and_i_will_win

Pro

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They are the safest way to see animals. If it wasn't for zoos then some people would no see amazing creatures. Now there are a lot of animals in the zoo that are extinct in the wild. To protect the animals.

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In the forest it is really hard for animals to find food but in the zoo we feed them. We can learn stuff about animals like stuff to help the or create a new invention. It brings joy to kids eyes. Treated better than the wild. No other animals or human to hunt and kill them. Help endangered species by breeding them. Don't die form dieses in the zoos but in the wild there is more of chance that will happen.

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Zoos have proven to be very beneficial in the area of animal rights. Zoos are required to provide a safe and fun environment. If someone hunts for them or hurts them and there are no zoos who will save them,
PiercedPanda

Con

Rebuttals:

"They are the safest way to see animals. If it wasn't for zoos then some people would no see amazing creatures. Now there are a lot of animals in the zoo that are extinct in the wild. To protect the animals."

First of all, your source is wiki answers, do you realise how unreliable such a source is? Any ways, there is a variety of ways to see animals, including bird watching, and going on real safaris. In doing so, you are seeing the animals in their natural state, unlike how you see them when they are spoon fed in artificial habitats. Furthermore, seeing animals is not beneficial for anything but entertainment, which I find unfair to the animals. Also, it is actually not that safe, there have been instances where the animals have fought back. [1] And though they are safe, they live in much worst habitats, not allowing them to encounter real landscape, and it's vastness.

"In the forest it is really hard for animals to find food but in the zoo we feed them. We can learn stuff about animals like stuff to help the or create a new invention. It brings joy to kids eyes. Treated better than the wild. No other animals or human to hunt and kill them. Help endangered species by breeding them. Don't die form dieses in the zoos but in the wild there is more of chance that will happen."

Animals are supposed to stay wild. This is a good thing. If they are fend, they rely on the food you give them. Feeding them food can affect their digestive system if not fresh, or in other words, fresh from the kill. In doing so, diseases can be diagnosed into the animal, and potentially spread to other animals. And as I said earlier, we should not have animals to entertain us, this is unfair to them. Though they are treated better than in the wild, they become stronger and independent then if they were in artificial habitats. As though we can breed animals, these animals seem to grow prematurely, giving them diseases. And as I already mentioned a many times, animals can earn diseases easier in zoos than in the wild. Also, in the wild, there is much more space, so if an animal were to fall ill, it would be less likely to spread the disease.

" Zoos have proven to be very beneficial in the area of animal rights. Zoos are required to provide a safe and fun environment. If someone hunts for them or hurts them and there are no zoos who will save them,"

First of all, you didn't even finish your sentence. It didn't make much sense. Anyway, there are animal reserves in the wild where people can't hunt. [2]

Arguments:

Zoos do not offer much space. Many animal like to roam, and because of such, they can no longer do that. And because of this, they will roam less, providing much less exercise. Also, since they can't hunt, they aren't mentally stimulated, and also lose exercise again. This will lead to possible diseases, weakness and shorter lifespans.
To emphasize this, I would like to quote an article I found.

"4. Animals die prematurely in zoos

African elephants in the wild live more than three times as long as those kept in zoos. Even Asian elephants working in timber camps live longer than those born in zoos

40% of lion cubs die before one month of age. In the wild, only 30% of cubs are thought to die before they are six months old and at least a third of those deaths are due to factors which are absent in zoos, like predation" [3]

So as you can see, animals in the wild live longer than those in captivity. In taking in wild animals, you are killing them faster. This will lower the population and lead them to extinction.

To continue to my next point, zoos ruin education. In the zoos, they demonstrate that there is nothing wrong with keeping animals in cages. Also, they do not properly teach the real behaviour of a wild animal. While in a zoo, the behaviour of a wild animal get change significantly. Because of such, they are unable to effectively explain the behaviour of wild animals.

Sources:

1.http://nation.time.com...
2.http://library.thinkquest.org...
3.http://www.captiveanimals.org...
Debate Round No. 2
i_know_all_and_i_will_win

Pro

i_know_all_and_i_will_win forfeited this round.
PiercedPanda

Con

Arguments extended. I hope my opponent returns.
Debate Round No. 3
i_know_all_and_i_will_win

Pro

i_know_all_and_i_will_win forfeited this round.
PiercedPanda

Con

In conclusion, zoos are bad for not only animals, but humans as well.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Jabuticaba 3 years ago
Jabuticaba
I'm surprised no one voted, it was a clear win.
Posted by i_know_all_and_i_will_win 3 years ago
i_know_all_and_i_will_win
It was a tie even though you would of won. Cool
Posted by i_know_all_and_i_will_win 3 years ago
i_know_all_and_i_will_win
First round is a acceptance and next round is paragraph and round after that is Rebuttals than closing paragraph.
Posted by Finalfan 3 years ago
Finalfan
Interesting topic. A little vague. If you were arguing from an ideological perspective.. Zoo's are prisons for innocent animals. The harsh reality of human's occupying this planet make it necessary for some animals to be saved from their dwindling environments.. but the same people "saving" these animals are also who took away their homes. Zoo's end up resembling the reservations that we put the American Indians.. so in that same light it was better to put them on reservations instead of forcing them into extinction but we were still the reason that they lost their home.. so yeah we need them its just tragic that we do!
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