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Do you think zoos are good for animals (yes) or bad (no)?

  • Zoos are OK for animals

    Zoos can provide great habitats for animals if they can no longer survive in the wild. In the wild animals face hunger, death, and disease. In captivity they live very easy lives. They will no get bored as long as they are provided the right space and entertainment from zoo staff. Zoos help raise public awareness about wildlife and can help breed and release endangered animals. As long as zoos only own captive bred and wild animals that can no longer support themselves in the wild then I believe zoos are an alright place for animals to live.

  • Yes, I think zoos are good for animials.

    Overall I believe zoo's keep the animals in good conditions that are protected and the animals receive regular food and medical care, the majority of these animals would likely die out in the wild much sooner then they will in the zoo, I believe overall an animal does benefit from being in a zoo.

  • Zoos are not ethical

    Imagine that everyday you wake up in a small cage. You want desperately to escape from the prison and run around free, but escape is not possible. 365 miserable days a year, you live this meaningless life, trapped, alone. Everyday, thousands of animals in zoos live in this terrible way, deprived of everything that make their lives meaningful. Some people say that zoos are ethical, that they can save many animals and prevent them from going extinct, but at what cost? Zoos are not ethical, because they do not help with conservation and they are primarily about entertainment..
    Another one of the reasons zoos are not ethical is because zoos are not about learning, they are about entertainment. Many zoos claim that they can help teach young people and scientists about the animals they have captive there. However, scientists can not learn about the animal's natural behaviors when they are kept in an unnatural environment. Take the polar bear, for example. According to an article by The Global Post entitled World’s worst Zoo, polar bears travel thousands of miles to hunt in the wild, while in zoos, they are kept in a habitat the size of a garage, reducing their habitat size by over ten million percent. How can scientists learn about this animal when it can not do what it normally would in the wild? Also, zoos do not teach children about the animals either, or make them want to make a change. According to a published paper in the academic journal Conservation Biology, out of 2,800 children survayed after guided and unguided visits to a london zoo, 62% of the children showed no indication that they had learned any new facts about the animals. In fact, many of the children felt as though they could not help in animal conservation.
    And finaly, zoos are not ethical because they do not help with animal conservation in the first place. Zoos usually take in the more popular animals that people want to see, even if they are not endangered. According to statistic brain, there are over 6,000 different species of animals in accredited zoos, and only about 1,000 of those are endangered, and those animals that are endangered will likely never be released back into the wild. According to Benjamin Beck, former associate director of biological programs at the National Zoo in Washington D.C, via National Geographic in the last century “only 16 of 145 reintroduction programs worldwide ever actually restored any animal populations to the wild. Of those most were carried out by government agencies, not zoos.”
    In conclusion, zoos do not help animals, they harm animals. Zoos are not ethical because of the lack of saftey animals have in zoos, because zoos are not about learning, they are about entertainment, and becausezoos do not help with animal conservation.

  • Animals be free

    Amimals can't be in the zoo because sometimes the get sarlperit from there family's and and somtimes birds don't can't fly and not find in the outside so that why animals would be free then in the zoo and be inside a cage and then go to hunt so that why free

  • No no no

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  • No, zoos are not good for animals.

    Zoos may do well to protect a few animals from experiencing a worse death in nature, but it does not mean that overall the animals are better off in a zoo. The enclosures are too small for the animals, especially those that are in indoor exhibits. Rather than being free to roam their natural habitats they are fored to live in a cage.

  • for entertainment purposes only

    I think most people would agree that zoos exist primarily to allow people to observe wild animals in a controlled environment. The wonder and excitement of seeing a bengal tiger ten feet away from you is an amazing experience. However, most animals have evolved to live their lives in their natural habitat. I don't think we have the right to take any animal out of his natural habitat for our own amusement.

  • Zoos do not allow animals to utilize their instincts.

    I think zoos are bad for animals in several ways. Not only does a zoo keep an animal in a pen, or restricted area, it puts the animal in a position where it can no longer exercise it's natural instincts as it did in the wild. The animal is no longer allowed to hunt it's own food, select a mate, or roam in a pack.


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