Keeping animals in zoos constitutes one of the greatest injustices of all time. Zoos keep animals mainly for public viewing. If truly animals were kept to avoid extinction, then we would have conservatories dedicated for that purpose. Furthermore, if you view animals at the zoo you will see that these animals spend most of their existence trying to escape. For the most part these animals do not want to be kept in captivity. All in all, zoos are prisons for animals.
When I visited a zoo recently, one of the elephants was swaying her trunk back and forth. I took a clip of her, which you can view on the right. At the end of the clip you can hear a woman say: "if I could just do that all day, man that would be pretty sweet.". I also overheard a little girl ask her mother what the elephant was doing. Her mother answered that the elephant was "dancing".
The sad truth though is that repetitive movements like trunk swaying are clear signs of stress. Since most of us only know these wild animals from seeing them in zoos, it isn't easy to recognize stress behaviors. Zoo keepers either aren't aware of these signs themselves, or they aren't eager to explain them to us.
zoos sell older animals to labs for experiments and they kill them they also sell them to game farms so that people can pay to kill them
Zoos in Korea does not give animals the food in the right time. Also, they do not teach them correctly. Also, they should give better life to animals. People who love animals should be in zoos. However, people in zoos do not like animals. As a result, animals get hurt by the zoo keepers. Therefore, zoos should be banned.
I mean would you like to live in a cage and be stared at all day? I don't think so. How do you think animals feel? How would you feel? Think about it, living in a cage surrounded by humans staring at you. I think it is a cruel place.
Animals need good treatment and by keeping them in the zoos they get that good treatment. They are given food to eat and a nice place to live. Animals are in more danger in the wild, so if we keep them in zoos they are protected by people that love them.
in my opion zoos must be baneed for ever because animals like there birthn place such as forest animals are keeping in the zoo because of us we are cutting trees and v r making deforestation.correct? yes when hunters come animals ran to escape the bushes and trees are cutted so that they can"hide then the huntewrs catch them.the zoo officers please think for one second when yopu die you will get punishment the god please dont get keeping animals in zoo please
I THINK THEY SHOULD BE BANNED BECAUSE HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MATE WITH PEOPLE YOU DONT LIKE JUST BECAUSE UR FORCED TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The San Francisco killing by a tiger obviously had to be provoked by a human. There is no reason for keeping animals in zoos. It is just death waiting to happen for humans. A lion killing just happened on March 7, 2013. We need to give a natural habitat to amazing creatures such as elephants, lions, and other animals.
We've had our damn fun. Its time to let these animals go. If an animal is found injured or a species is going extinct. Obviously intervention can occur and captive breeding should be allowed. But they should be re-integrated into the wild. If people wanna see these animals in the wild. They should have to take wildlife safaries or hire preserve guides or something. Not cage them up just so their kids can see the monkeys. Its goddamn pointless. These animals are, stressed, depressed, and most of the time less than dead.
Zoo is a prison. Humans go to prison when they commit crime but animals are kept in zoo without any crime. If you say animals are kept in zoo as they may be injured or going extinct , then you are wrong . You can send them to a wildlife shelter where their care is taken and allow them to reproduce so their species don’t disappear. The wildlife shelters will do the best they can instead of locking them in cages . In a zoo all animals have same enclosures and an occasional pond – snow leopards have no snow , birds have nowhere to fly. Lets agree that they have massive fields to roam . The animals run in these fields , they eat and sleep. The next day they woke up and start the same routine . They can’t live their potential in the zoos . The animals are kept their for entertainment and profit .
They aren't given enough space (and even if they had more it would never be the same as the wild.)They aren't given medicine, etc. They are separated from their families. They are not in the right climate. Go to NARAcampaigns.com to see the cruelty and the "coverup". This is unfair.
Me too. Now just imagine that you're an animal. One beautiful day, you are playing with your parents and someone run and take you away. How do you feel?
because animals belong out in the wild, not in cages. also zoos don't have enough space for all the animals, so the poor animals pace back and forth just to get exercise. what kind of life is that. i mean really how would u like to live in a cage your whole life and not have a lot of room to run around and play?
I THINK ZOOS SHOULD DEFINITELY BE BANNED ANIMALS ARE KEPT IN CAGES, SMALL SPACES, experimented on. so many people say oh they need zoos what if they don't know how to survive they're wild animals they are born with instinct so they know how to survive. how would you like it if you were kept in a cage?????????????????????????
It is just very cruel to keep animals in prison. Why should they have to suffer just so that you can be entertained. This should be stopped right away. If we have the rights to our freedom then animals do too. What are we going to get from animal cruelty? Nothing!
It is just very cruel to keep animals in prison. Why should they have to suffer just so that you can be entertained. This should be stopped right away. If we have the rights to our freedom then animals do too. Think of it like your the animal in cages being petted 24/7 and when your released into the wild you wont know what to do or care for yourself. Animals were here befor us anyway but because we like we cage them? NO
Animals are being harmed every day because they are being put in zoos where they are not cared for property. And, a study says that animals live a lot longer in the wild then they do in zoos. If we put them in zoos, we are putting them in a life or death situation that they can't control.
Animals should NOT have to be kept in a look a like habitat just for human's entertainment. I love animals but I strongly disagree with the idea of keeping them locked up in cages and in small areas that we make look like their natural environment. It's lying, cheating and just plain cruel.
First, in the book called the The Last Panda, it said that zoos keep the almost-extinct Giant Pandas by locking them up in one zoo to another. Second, there's a total of 3200 zoos that didn't have health insurance, which should be probably against the animal rights. Third, there are too many animals that are being locked up. A research study said that more animals are locked up in zoos than people are living on Earth. Finally, many zoos send old or disabled animals to factories to be tested or to be used to make products. Because zoos are a factor that makes animal become more extinct, many zoo's don't have health insurance, there are too many animals that are being locked up, and finally, many animals go to factories to made into products, I strongly agree that zoos should be banned from keeping animals locked up.
they should be banned cause what if they are healthy and useful and know how to survuve in the wild! we definitely should ban them! they sad where they are at
Animals in zoos could get a disease from a human or verse visa and it could make them extremely sick or worse, It could also kill them if it is a bad disease. Hey, they might have 24 hour care but the vets might not be able to help them from the disease. It could lead them to getting awfully sick until the sickness wears off or it could make them so sick that it eventually kills them with an excruciatingly painful death.
Ban caged animals Imagine that your whole life consists of nothing but roaming around a caged pen with maybe a tree and a few rocks, with people you don’t know on the other side – strangers. They are always staring at you, laughing at you, taking pictures of you, yelling, teasing, and screaming at you day in and day out. Non-stop. You have a limited diet; you don’t get a choice in how you live. You can never leave and you can never be free of your cage. You don’t get the privilege of interacting with your own kind and your entire life is decided by everyone but you. Would you honestly be happy? Would you really belong there? Can you even begin to imagine how you would feel?
Saying animals should be kept in captivity is like saying we should go back to the time when we allowed slavery. Absolutely disgusting. Keep the wildlife reserves that save endangered species, but get rid of zoos. Keeping animals in cages all their life is cruel and stupid . Real talk.
An intern at the Central California Zoo got mauled to death after a 5-year-old male African tiger escaped from its cage. In China a Black Mamba, the 5th most poisonous snake in the world, escaped from its enclosure which was meant to be stable and strong. If you don’t think these things are dangers to you than I don’t know what is. You may think about the possibilities of a stronger enclosure being built but the animals will still escape like in the situation that recently occurred when a monkey escaped from one of the strongest enclosures in the world. Now monkeys may be smart but they are not smart enough to get out of ‘ strong’ enclosures. That is why it is absolutely unethical to not ban the keeping of animals in zoos.
Zoos don’t tell you is that the forced breeding programs often make the animals sick and weak. The animals then have to be put down or live their lives in pain. The forced breeding programs are just another example of cruelty to animals, which occurs 56% of the time in zoos. For example, at the Surabaya Zoo the horrible conditions are evident as a giraffe dies because of swallowing plastic the zookeeper left in the enclosure from the previous feeding time. The ball of plastic weighed a shocking 18 kilograms, a tragic way to end the giraffe’s life in just another careless tragedy. In a zoo on the west side of Australia a 59 year old elephant named Annie got a painful beating from a worker in the zoo. An that is why our team believes that the keeping of animals in zoos is undeniably wrong.
The Christmas Day tiger mauling at the San Francisco Zoo that killed a 17-year-old boy and severely injured two men has ignited a national debate about whether wild animals should be held in captivity.
When a 350-pound Siberian tiger named Tatiana killed Carlos Sousa, it wasn't the first time that the animal had attacked someone. On Dec. 22, 2006, the animal attacked a zoo keeper, who survived.
Police are investigating whether the three victims provoked the tiger to scale a 20-foot wall and jump over a moat.
"If you go across a barrier at a NASCAR race and go on to the track, you get hurt," said Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, on "Good Morning America" today.
But Adam Roberts, senior vice president of the animal protection advocacy group Born Free USA, said caging animals can create problems for both humans and the animals.
"It's not good for the animals," Roberts said on "GMA" today. "It's not good for humans either. First, the animals are put in unnatural settings. They're taken out of their biological comfort zone and the way they actually live in the wild and forced into these artificial enclosures on concrete, behind bars."
Roberts argued that having animals in unnatural environments provides no educational value.
"You're not getting the right education about what animals are like in the wild. That's why we believe that you should keep wildlife in the wild. That's best for animals and it's best for the people," Robert said.
"We're not getting an educational benefit from zoo-going or from circus-going, and more importantly, as you unfortunately have seen recently, there is the potential for attack," he added.
But Hanna vigorously disagreed, saying millions of dollars had been spent to ensure the health of animals and education of people.
"I take great offense to anyone saying there's no education done there," Hanna said. "Most of these animals live better than people in the world. You have to have the love for animals in order to save animals, and that's what we teach. … We're doing the best we can to provide habitat for these animals."
For zoos that are lacking suitable animal habitats and settings, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and others are working to close them down, Hanna said.
But those actions haven't appeased objectors.
There's an article talking about how keeping animals in zoos are dangerous to them, and to us! If zoos can't take care of animals and give them what they need to survive then we shouldn't have zoos! If the animals are having a horrible life in zoos and dying young then we shouldn't keep having zoos. So what we don't see a tiger in our life? If we don't give them a happy life, then we don't deserve to keep them anyways!
It is totally unnatural for animals to be kept in an enclosure! They often go insane for this reason. It is utterly cruel and we have no right to do that to any animal. We wouldn't like it done to us. It is totally archaic. They should get rid of zoos like they did with circus animals. All animal sports should be banned too. It angers me when people say- ah the horses love racing. How would they know? They have no flaming choice and often get shot if they don't perform! So in short, zoos should go, it's 2013!
I went to the zoo today, never go, but did today. We saw a Fisher in such obvious distress, pacing, running back and forth from enclosure point to enclosure point. So disturbing and sad. Emailed the zoo, no word. Emailed PETA to report it (they have a phone line for it). Didn't know what else to do. I was so upset, never will patronize another zoo!
Humans have freedom, why can't animals? Animals are living things also. People can easily put them in their home habitat. This is something you most likely hear everyday, but WHAT IF YOU WERE THE ANIMAL? You wouldn't want to be trapped. That sounds like slavery. Animals shouldn't be trapped. I love animals, so please, let them do what they want to do. They have a scheduled eating habit at the zoo.
Zoos are not a good place for animals. They are often unhappy and have little space. Most zoos claim that they are helping, but they're really doing more bad than good. Though we can't see it, animals that are no longer wanted are usually sold, killed, or left to die. The animals that are wanted are neglected and treated without respect. We should not have zoos.
To Me, Animals That Are Caged Are Filled With Frustration And Boredom. The Reason Is Because They Have Nothing To Do But Stay In A Small Area & Keep A Pace Back And Forth. Animals Should Not Be Taken To Zoos Because It Sucks For Animals That They Can't Mate With Others.
In my opinion, keeping animals in zoos is wrong. Some people may think that keeping animals in zoos allows people to see animals that they might not have the chance to see later in their lives, but to me it is just denying their existence in their natural habitat.
Animals are part of the beauty of the world and deserve to live natural healthy lives in their natural habitats. The cruel and selfish practice on confining animals must stop. They are suffering in these "jail cells". Let's teach our children about animals through books and other more civilized ways.
Zoos are bad because they are like prison for animals literally and I hate the fact that animals born in captivity will never be free. So I do think that zoos should be banned from keeping animals how would you feel if you were locked away forever for no reason at all.
To be trapped in a cage for humans satisfaction. It isn't fair for animals to be entertainment for all of us. They didn't sign up for these kind of stunts but were forced to do so. Elephants and tigers weren't cut out to be in circuses or any type of amusement. They have their own rights just like how we have ours. They have been abused to their own rights and should not be tolerated anymore. They are more than show animals, they are innovative and highly perceptive.
To keep an animal in an alien environment purely for the amusement or 'education' of children is simply barbaric. Children can be educated about exotic and wild animals through books, television or that fabulous new invention called the internet where a library of information can be accessed from the comfort of your own home.
Also do not give me that 'saves them from poachers and extinction' bull-crap. Nature reserves that are free from the gaping mouth's of the masses and have trained staff are better at protecting these creatures than zoos and they do not keep them restricted in a glass box or behind iron bars.
Furthermore, the only reason these animals need protecting is because of the expansion of farmlands, cities and the hunt for sources of finite fuels such as coal and oil.
All of the animals in the zoos are in a confined space. Though the owners try to create a similar habitat for the animals, the space will never be the same as the original place the animal is from. Tigers are from hot places with large space to roam and in a zoo they dont get even a quarter of the space they need. All of the animals are used to having another with them. They usually live in packs so they can live and in many zoos they are alone and they die off quicker. They arent always in the right climate either. They are in hotter or colder weather than they are used to. Yes, animals are an amazing thing to look at for little kids but think about what is happening to these animals. Once you are ready to take them back to their original habitat they wont know how to survive on their own.
Everything is supposed to be born free, it only teaches its ok to take what you want and lock it away for your own satisfaction, it's psychotic if you think about it. People need to have respect for life other than their own. They wouldn't do it to us, imagine if it was the other way around.
Animals are ALWAYS stuck in those tiny cages at the zoo! Having to see them like that every single time is just torture! Would you like to be trapped in a cage for your whole life? It is time to change the rules and let them be free! There are countless practical, social, and psychological benefits of zoos being banned.
How would you like it if you had people staring at you? How wold you like it if you were locked up in a cage for the whole of your life? Animals have brains just like us, allowing them to have feelings. Animals in zoos are kept in small enclosures which don't allow them to move round much and to get the right amount of exercise that they need. How would you feel being locked up for people's entertainment? Just ask yourself that.
Experts often argue that zoos play a major role in the protection of endangered animals and without these animals prisons, many species would become extinct and die out. This statement has never been justified, these so called 'experts' putting these wild animals welfare at risk for the financial benefits that they offer. Research shows the African Elephants in the wild live more than three times longer than those kept in zoo and 10% more lion cubs die before six months in zoos than in the wild. Of these percentages at least one third are due to factors that are not present within zoos, emphasizing how zoos do not play any role in the protection of our endangered animals. Species are still becoming extinct, aren't they?
Should the world have zoos? You may think that we should have zoos because they help endangered species, but I think otherwise. I think otherwise because when researched they figured out that the animals that live in the wild live longer than the animals in zoos and animals in the can get zoochosis.
As I just mentioned, animals that live in zoos don't live as long as in the wild. For example in an article I read, it said that African elephants live 55 years in the wild but only 16 years in the zoos. That’s about a 39 year difference, that is a lot of years. Yes, sometimes the animals are being helped, but they still have a shortened life span. The animals that live in zoos have a uncomfortable life span that they can't change.
Like I said before, animals that live in zoos can get zoochosis (that is a disease that animals get under certain circumstances). The way to get zoochosis is to put an animal in a cage for too long with kids banging on their cage. Also when they have zoochosis they pace around their cage and look really sad. But sadly this is nothing new, according to the animal planet website there have been zoos ever since 1250 B.C., but the first modern zoo was made in 1752. Although zoos are not good for animals they have improved over the years.
Now, I know what you're saying what about the endangered species, they will die without help and care. I agree with you, we need to help the endangered. So I have come up with a plan we should only have zoos for endangered species. The zoos should be big enough so it will be harder for the animals to get zoochosis, and they will actually have the right stuff for the animals. Since it annoys the animals to have loud kids watching them and banging on their cages only adults and kids with special needs will be able to go to the zoos and watch the animals.The newborn animals will be able to go into a private room with their mom because imagine being half scared to death because people are watching you.
Having animals in captivity causes them to behave differently than they would in the wild. When animals are put in smaller spaces than they used to roam, which happens all the time when they are put in zoos, they could develop stereotypes. “A stereotypes is a repetitive movement often found in humans with autism and mental retardation” wrote the National Humane Education Society. Stereotypes include repetitive movement and abusive actions that an animal does to itself. Because stereotypes develop when animals are bored, zoos need to provide a lot more space for animals to roam as an entertainment for them. Giving a lot of space to zoos is not likely, for the cost would be very high. Also it would take up a lot of land that we use to live in. Obviously we don't give enough space for animals not to have boredom, so having animals in zoos that develop stereotypes should not be allowed.
It is not right to keep animals confined like that. They should be allowed to roam wherever they want. Although it isn't animal abuse, like a circus, they should still have the right to be free as we do. I love animals and truly think that it is not the right thing to put these animals in a zoo.
I believe that zoos should be banned because it's unnatural to keep a wild animal in a cage. It's necessary for a wild animal to be able to fight, hunt and protect themselves. A wild animal should not be fed but should find it's own food. Animals always appear to be attempting to escape from the zoo and would be happier where they belong.
Zoo's keep animals from using their true skill... Lions can't hunt and other species can't enjoy freedom in captivity. Zoo's for animals are like prisons for humans. How would you like it if you were shot with a tranquilizing dart and taken away from your friends and family and being put in prison with a scientist poking you with a needle every day, watching your every move? Wouldn't that feel weird like you did something wrong? BAN ZOOS!
I think that zoos should be shut down it is cruel to keep animals locked up in a cage they should be able to roam free with their herd. We can't use them for our own pleasure, it's not right. The animals get stressed out having to be in the same space for their whole life. People seem to think that the animals get used to it but they don't. They need to be set free, the only problem now is that they don't know how to survive in the wild because they have been bred in captivity
People like to say it's educational for children, but the only thing being taught is that it's okay to keep animals in captivity. Certain animals, like elephants, live shorter lives when they are kept in captivity. They are held against their will and have no choice but to be brought into a zoo or aquarium where they live the rest of their lives being gaped at my people or suffering form the limited amount of space.
The animals in the zoo have no control over being in the zoo or not so it is literally kidnapping and imprisoning. Those animals belong in the wild, with endless miles to run around and do what they were born to do. Zoos restrict them to a small cell and although zoos do their best make them look natural, they are nothing close to what the animals should be living in.
Zoo’s, a place where people keeps animals for other people to see, or better called, jails. Imagine that you are in your house, it’s a normal day, and then suddenly you get trapped! You arrive to a new place and you fall in the conclusion that you are now going to live in a brand new place, away from your family and with people watching you all day long. Welcome to the the zoo!
Zoos negatively affect the animals because they make the animals get used to have the food killed and served for them. A research from David Harrison (a scientist that studies animal behavior) demonstrated that 71% of the animals that are set free into the wild after being kept in zoo’s die because they are not used to interact with nature because they have simply forgotten how to search for food and defend themselves. In fact they don’t know how to survive.
Many people say zoos are a great idea because you can learn about the animals and see them in person. But the people that goo to zoos for that reason is not really watching how that animal really behaves. They don’t see the animals in their natural habitat. That’s why people have animal reserves. Reserves are much healthier for animals than zoos.
If you go to a zoo you will notice that there are signs that say ‘’don’t touch the fence.’’ Now let’s think: how many of us have touched or have seen someone touching the fence? If people put the sign it’s for a reason and we are clearly not respecting and following the rules. If you invade the habitat of an animal the animals are going to feel threatened or stressed. This is causing a lot of animals to be affected physically.
Many animals are brought to zoos because they use them as entertainment for shows. A research states that there is a zoo in San Diego where there are four shows performed daily by animals. Even though this zoo doesn't have the intention to affect negatively the animals that are performing they are doing it. This is affecting animals because animals shouldn't perform or be treated in a manner that could change their behaviors from how they act in the wild.
Animals are something that amazes me day by day and I believe that each animal should be safe, and the zoo is not the right place. Common sense tells us that home makes you feel comfortable. I believe animals should be treated with respect, think about all the animals that have been taken away from their homes and locked up in jail for a long, long time.
Animals arent in their natural habitats, therefore they will behave a certain way. It is not educational because all we do is look real quick admire the animal and keep moving. Let them roam free where they are meant to be. They have instincts to survive. They need to be around other animals just like them.
Animals die a younger age because of the depression they live in when locked up.
You sentence them the worst punishment we can give to humans in my country and it's already been proven animals highly dislike being caged up.
Not to mention the newer generations which are locked up--will never be able to survive in the wild at their own.
Zoos should be banned
It is true that zoo increases awareness of species and the impotance of conservation but the animals are not getting their proper care which they deserve. Every animal has its natural habitat which some people are destroying. They keep the animals in very small and dirty cages which is harmful for their health.
I think that it is unfair to keep animals in zoos because they are in a small area where they don't even get to learn how to take care of themselves. The zoo keepers give the animals food that they don't need. I think animals should live in a free environment where they can learn to take care of themselves and roam free without people around. Animals must feel stressed in zoos because people make lots of noise and some even tease them and throw dangerous things such as plastic packets in the area that they live in. This is a major problem as they could think the plastic packet is food and eat it. This would result in the animal choking to death. I approve of safari parks more because they are in their natural habitat and they can roam a bit more freely than in zoos.
To everyone saying that zoo's are educational, what exactly are you learning by observing an animal outside of its natural environment? Going to a zoo and seeing an elephant teaches you nothing about how that elephant would behave in its natural state. Animals belong in the wild, unobstructed by humans. If you want to experience animals, you need to go to them, not the other way around.
I don't like it because when you go to the zoo you can see they have made a path were they continuously go around, which means they are terribly stressed. It is very sad and anyone who wants it is so dumb. Please please please ban the keeping of animals in cages!
I don't like it because when you go to the zoo you can see they have made a path were they continuously go around and around that means they are terribly stressed. It is very sad and anyone who wants it is so dumb. Please ban the keeping of animals in cages.
Zoos are like a prison for animals and I don't think I'd want to be in prison so why would an animal? Its not like they did anything bad. They may get fed well at the zoo but they are enclosed and they see the same thing every day. Maybe the animals would like to see the outside world again.
Death is not bad, never having lived is, and you have never lived if you spent your life in a prison/zoo. I'd rather see animals go extinct in their natural course than rob them of their freedom. In the early 20th century human zoos existed, where usually black people were held captive, because of the thought that they were inferior to white man and more primitive. Humanity is cruel and senseless.
Animals should be able to live their lives to the fullest like us humans would want to. It's very unfair and selfish to take animals from their natural habitat for a life of boring unnaturalness just so that a person can walk by for 5 seconds and say "wow, that's cool" and then never think of it again. It's extremely unfair.
Humans are exploiting animals' freedom for money. It is as bad as slavery. These days, humanity "can't stand" slavery but everybody takes their kids to Zoos to have fun!
Zoos should be banned, and perhaps reinvented for altruist purposes (saving endangered species). No zoo (or maybe we should even changed their names) should be allowed to retain specimens for good. Their purpose should be rehabilitation for animals to overcome captivity and then be returned to their natural environment.
I believe that animals should be set free. In zoos they go through life seeing the same thing every single day. Sure they're taken care of, but I just don't think animal captivity is right. If I were an animal, the whole situation would be awful. People would stress you out on a daily basis and you wouldn't get to live the natural earthly circle of life.
Zoo's should put all the animals back into their habitats. First of all, animals get very stressed and tend to live shorter lives in zoos. Second of all even if the zoo is helping, we can't help every single animal. Thirdly, if we want to save the world's whole population of animals we have to start by rebuilding their habitats because we will save more animals that way. This is why we should get rid of zoos.
Imagine that your whole life consists of nothing but roaming around a caged pen with maybe a tree and a few rocks, with people you don’t know on the other side – strangers. They are always staring at you, laughing at you, taking pictures of you, yelling, teasing, and screaming at you day in and day out. Non-stop. You have a limited diet; you don’t get a choice in how you live. You can never leave and you can never be free of your cage. You don’t get the privilege of interacting with your own kind and your entire life is decided by everyone but you. Would you honestly be happy? Would you really belong there? Can you even begin to imagine how you would feel?
The animals are kept there for profit and entertainment. Being enclosed in a small space space is not good for their well being, and they, like humans, can suffer from boredom and depression. The government shouldn't be using animals for money. It's morally wrong. They should be roaming wild and free, not being looked at by humans, watching their every move.
No one should argue the benefits of having zoos like education and observation. But with other means to experience and view all species in modern times like the internet provides, I do not think caging animals is a valid any longer if it ever was. We can still rescue animals and "preserve" the ones that cannot live in the wild without exploiting them simply in the name of keeping the "observers" safe.
Its quite simple really: animals, no matter the zoo's conditions, will be happier in the wild, in their natural habitat. Sacrificing animals' happiness for our own is cruel and unfair, and we as a species should be ashamed of ourselves. We are only kidding ourselves to say zoos are ok.
Yes because animals belong out in the wild, not in cages. Also zoos don't have enough space for all the animals, so the poor animals pace back and forth just to get exercise. What kind of life is that. I mean really how would u like to live in a cage your whole life and not have a lot of room to run around and play?
Animals are living beings. Just because we are more intelligent does not gives us the right to keep them in cages. What if some other higher beings who are more intelligent than us in unimaginable extent kept us in cages? Would you like that? What disaster it would cost if we let them at least live in national parks or other large areas?
I strong believe that we should close all US zoos and no longer capture and imprison any type of animal. All animals should be allowed to live in their natural habitat as nature intended. Animals already imprisoned in zoos should either be resocialized to their nature habitat, if possible, or transported to their natural habitat, protected and provided for. Children/adults do not need to see animals in person; they can see them via the web!
The animals are contained in small spaces as they must roam the wild (natural).
These confined spaces will cause the animals stress and will potentially hurt other animals.
The animals will feel vulnerable near humans and will not act like their natural state like they do in the wild.
Would you like being contained in a cage?, or roam freely in the wild.
Scientist have proved that the animal contained in the in zoos have shorter lifespans as the food the zoos provide them are not natural. If the zoos will keep feeding the animals from a bowl, 50 percent of them will not survive.Most of the food the zoos provide for the animals have pesticides and chemicals (like wheat the chemicals have strengthen the plant making them survive for the four seasons but is harmful for the animals).
In the wild animals travel, some travel thousands of miles a year! But in zoos their enclosure is so small, it's cruel. The last time I went to a zoo i saw a mountain lion pacing back and forth in his enclosure. Is this educational? Absolutely not. People come and they see these animals as 'entertainment' the only way you could truly study an animal is in the wild, where it is where it is supposed to be. If the zoo's main concern was to keep that type of animal from going instinct they wouldn't have it out on an enclosure that is almost like a stage for people to stare at all day. I'm just saying put yourself in the animal's 'shoes', would you want to live in an enclosure you whole life? Safe but bored? Or in the wild, where there is danger, but freedom?
Lots of people may protest to the loss of the zoos, saying that we need to rehabilitate them, give them a second chance. And I agree with them! Just one thing that you might have missed, why do they have to be watched by the public? There are perfectly good wildlife vets all around the world! Why show people the animals when they are so sad there in their small enclosures
And here’s the thing, I could live in a world where people went to zoos, it’s the way they treat the poor animals! The tiny cages, the wrong food, all of the spectators – some of them aren’t the nicest at that, being away from their homes and natural habitat and the different temperatures that some of them are not used to. All of that comes down to one thing; the animals don’t want to be there! We as the citizens of this world should protest, or simply call or write in complaints to the zoos, to let the animals free if they are able to survive without the care of mankind, or at least into a safari park with lots of space. For we have done enough damage to the world we live in, to Mother Nature.
What good do zoos do anyway? Sure they are fun to go to and you may enjoy seeing animals from far away countries, but the animals there aren’t having much fun, are they? It cost 50 times the price to take care of an animal in captivity compared to the places around the world where they let the animals roam free, checking up on them and locating them by using tracking devices. This is for the use of science, but it does not harm the animals, whereas zoos break the ecosystem, taking in animals that were perfectly fine to begin with in the wild. And if the animal is hurt? Why disturb the way of life? The loss of that animal could bring food to the life of another. It’s called the food chain for a reason! Those starving lions must get pretty frustrated with the ‘saviours’ of the buck that the lions were eying up for dinner.
And statistics show that very few animals that have been rehabilitated or were born in the zoos survive out in the wild, the ones that do being very lucky.
If somehow zoo animals were not a big business, if everyone involved was donating their time and energy
to care and provide for "rescued" creatures only... Perhaps there could be a case made for keeping
wild animals in captivity. The reality is that people have paying careers and corporations make profits
with the way things currently work. Acquiring animals, housing animals, selling tickets — no.
They say it is for conservation. BS. It is for money. They have ripped the animals from their freedom. This is slavery. And all for money. Try to do that with a child and you would go to jail. Animals are not born as our slaves for our entertainment. They deserve to be free.
Animals are not a property of humans. They must be free. Zoos are only companies making money from something they do not own. They do not offer anything to education, entertainment or culture. Kids, who are the majority of a zoo's customers, can learn about wild animals through other ways.
You're caught by unknown creatures.
Panic overwhelms as you fear the worst: they're going to eat you.
Instead they place you in a cage, where their offspring can see you.
"Why!?" You plead.
"Can I go home now!?" You beg.
Over and over and over again.
^Captivated animals life story.
Stop putting animals in tiny cages and pretendig you like them because you don't all you care about is the money you make. So yea do that and set them free just imagine if you were stuck in tiny cages you wouldn't like that so stop it right now its for your own good
They are WILD ANIMALS; so that's where they belong. It's as simple as that. It's cruel when animals don't have the space, the interaction and the behaviors they naturally do in the wild. A zoo is a prison, and men can never give the animals the freedom they need. The only one who belongs in the zoo, is the zookeeper.
It is unethical to lock animals up. We human should (like I and many other people can) learn to respect and appreciate nature and life in it without the need to see it locked up. We have good documentaries today which do the job to get familiar with wildlife so much beautiful and interesting.
Conservation and science do not need zoos anymore, there are other ways.
Animals do not belong in cages. I have visited zoo's when i was a kid and yes i enjoyed seeing them but i believe animals should be in the wild where they belong. No matter how beautiful their cage might be and how dedicated the people are who work there, it is simply not enough, it is too small, it is not their natural habitat.
I believe we should stop breeding zoo animals and let zoo's become education centers.
Non human animals have their own agenda and being enslaved for our entertainment or for food or whatever other ways we can think to exploit them is wrong. If a wild animal should be injured or be unable to live in the wild we should care for it and try to give it the best life possible in captivity. Other animals that are endangered and could benefit from a captive breeding program would be another exception. Anything else is unethical.
After all these years zoos have proven not to be educational at all. We are loosing more and more species. Zoos are lifetime prisons for innocent victims. Zoos are the cause that we humans have less and less respect for all living beings. Due to the desensitizing we humans show more and more dominant and criminal behavior not only towards the animal but towards all living creature. Ban zoos and cruelty plus focus on educating compassion globally that will benefit the whole world.
Well, animals belong in nature. And to keep animals like the polar bear trapped in a small room is just inhumane. It is impossible to create the same climate they live in on the north pole and all they can do is sleep. I overheard some of the employees at the zoo I recently visited and they said that the polar bear slept for 18 hours of that day. They used to sleep 7-8 hours a day. And many of the animals that are there get pulled out of their natural habitat and lose all connections to their children etc. In my opinion this should be highly illegal. Just like we people have human rights, animals should have some sort of rights too!
I think it's so very cruel to keep any type of animal in a cage or zoo I don't think us humans would like being kept in cages or been watched its not fair as animals can't speak for themselves.So I would love to see them go back into their natural habitat n be free n hopefully away from pouchers.
Yes it is true animals should belong out in the wild.They would feel uncomfortable in zoos.
They might even die because of sadness. Maybe humans don't even feed them the correct amount of food. Babies might get separated from their moms. Animals get bored and lonely too and plus they are sad.
If animals get sick or old they kill them .Animals get seprated from family. Would u like to see animals in the wild or nothing. Would u like if you were locked up behind bares for your entire life no . When animals are taken from the wild there life is over doing nothing
We need to ban zoos. This is going completely against nature; the zoo's ultimate goal is to make money, and does nothing for the well being of the animal. Zoos completely disregard the fact that these beautiful animals need to be kept in their habitat, and be kept sacred. If we keep going down this path, soon we will have nothing natural and it will be purely an environment based on human mechanics. This is going against nature, and nature is much more powerful than the human species. We will not win this battle.
Why do we need to do this to any creature? For our own self enjoyment or amusement? How selfish and unjust we must be as a human race then. You would think at our current level of advancement we would have no use for such things. Absolutely an unequivocal shame...
The idea that there is a need to keep animals in cages so that humans can have easy access to them as education tools is incorrect.
With modern technologies today a person can lean and educate themselves to a level that is very acceptable. YouTube and other technologies allow people to learn in ways never before available. Honestly I would say "Do we currently have anything to replace "real" in person encounters, no.. We have no "Hallodecks" just yet"...However, I believe there is no valid argument for education or otherwise that has to result in the caging of animals for public viewing pleasure.
Every person should be educated about wild life. Many species are gone from past and others are near extinction. Captivity breeding of near extinct animals are important role in the wild life. Instead of crusading about zoo's why can't we stop poachers killing wild animals such as rhinos and silverback gorillas? Also, animal lovers should educated themselves about invasive species ruining native animals in every region part of the world. A good example is pythons breeding in Florida. Texas needs wolves to control population of feral pigs. Imagine that you’re standing in the very centre of a large city complete with roads, skyscrapers, traffic, noise and pollution. How much wildlife is there around you? How many species are there? How much of what you see is native? Nothing!
Animals belong to nature, zoos are not their real home. When time goes by, the animals will loose their fundamental skills which are essential to adapting to a wild environment. Zoos should be closed because the animals should be free not stuck in a cage. Well this is my opinion.
Many animals are on the brink of extinction so we need to protect them .Our artificial habitat it killing many caged animals . And now there are many endangered animals for example tigers etc. But when we are letting the animals free we should take many precautions , we have to be very very care full while handling the animal that are wild .
Thank you and have a peace full day ahead hoping you all will change your mind.
In general, the main historical reason for keeping animals, to present or show them to an interested public, has lost its need. For years a lack of visual electronics meant people did not have access to animals around the world and could only get a feel for animals at zoos. Today, however, TV, movies, CD/DVD, internet video and personal travel are all widely prevalent and have opened the world of wildlife to most humans around the planet. And even with "modern" laws and codes (at least in the US and some European countries), the quality of care and general life of captive animals is often less then desirable. Conditions are at best cramped and lacking proper stimulus and freedom. Even at some of the world best zoo's I routinely see stereotypical behavior in the captive animals that is indicative of mental distress. Not to mention the attacks on humans and trainers that happens all too often.
Admittedly, there is a place for scientific research and zoo's help in these endeavors. I submit to you that the value in most of these studies is VERY limited due to the canned environment these animals live in. Example of success stories are many of the captive breeding programs whose primary focus is on maintaining a species numbers or rehabilitation programs that help to nurture sick or injured animals who may or may not have a chance for reintroduction to the wild once healed.
My opposition to zoo's also covers smaller theme parks, like places in Florida where keepers of a single lone dolphin try to attract passing tourists and make money charging them for a glimpse and private ownership of many "exotic" animals by members of the general public. In almost each and every case the animal lives an extremely restricted and depressing life.
Let us realize we do not NEED this. Some may WANT it, but through better public discussion and education I am certain we can dramatically reduce those who do.
If you want to enjoy looking at animals, watch a video of wild ones. Animals' brains may not be as sophisticated as ours, but no matter who you are, you've got to get depressed when you're confined to a small area. Plus it's probably not good for their health. Sometimes it might make sense to keep an animal, such as for scientific reasons, but be as humane as possible about it. Keeping an animal just for our entertainment seems silly to me.
The ONLY reason to support zoos is in order to maintain and monitor endangered species. Beyond this it is animal cruelty for human pleasure, in many ways worse than blood sports as at least those animals have a quick death. Not spending their days in confined spaces being taunted and shouted at by lunatic children.
But this can be achieved in more humane ways. Less zoo's (ergo less cost) but bigger places where the animals may still have some sense of freedom. I'm thinking of vast enclosures like Longleet in England.
We no longer live in this HUGE world where the only place you can see an elephant, a Gorilla or a Lion is in the zoo. We live on a planet that we can all explore via the internet, via the television, and by best of all by travel. Don't go to the zoo closest too you where the tigers pace their pen every single day depressed and slowly turning mad. Travel somewhere in your own country or abroad that is able to give these animals a much closer shot at their natural habitat. And for me, at least, a mush more fascinating and beautiful way to see the animals.
These animals are suffering everyday from stress, lack of their natural habitat, food, water, shelter. These poor animals can't speak for themselves but they are all in desperate need of getting out of the hell they are living in right now. They need to be cared for and live how they would if we didn't confine them to cages. I wish ALL zoos who can't provide this would be SHUT DOWN for good.
Children and employees visiting zoos do not know how to handle animals, and human diseases are transmitted easily; many are deadly to animals
"A bear starved to death at the Toledo Zoo after zoo officials locked her up to hibernate without food or water—not knowing that her species doesn't hibernate. At the Niabi Zoo in Illinois, a 3-month-old lion cub was euthanized after his spinal cord was crushed by a falling exhibit door. Despite knowing that two Asiatic bears had fought dozens of times, the Denver Zoo continued to house them together until one finally killed the other. A kangaroo who was struck by a train running through the exhibit at the Cleveland Zoo was so severely injured that she had to be euthanized; she was at least the fifth animal to be struck by the train. A hyena at the Buffalo Zoo was crushed to death by a boulder in the exhibit. At the Saint Louis Zoo, a polar bear died during exploratory surgery, which revealed that pieces of cloth and a plastic trash bag had obstructed his digestive tract.
At the National Zoo, dozens of animals have died in recent years, including two zebras who died of malnutrition, two red pandas who died from eating rat poison that was spread in their enclosure, and an orangutan who was euthanized because zoo officials mistakenly believed that she had cancer." (Source: http://www.Peta.Org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/zoos.Aspx)
Despite their professed concern for animals, zoos can more accurately be described as “collections” of interesting animals than as actual havens or homes. Even under the best of circumstances at the best of zoos, captivity cannot begin to replicate wild animals’ habitats. Animals are often prevented from doing most of the things that are natural and important to them, like running, roaming, flying, climbing, foraging, choosing a partner, and being with others of their own kind.
If you really think about it no animal likes living in a cage. Just because animals look a little different does not mean that they should be captured. They still have two eyes and a mouth as well as a nose. And most important they have real feelings. The cages may seem big (like for tigers, lions and big animals) but like I said they ARE big animals and need lots more space.
You can't just catch them and imprison them. And force them to entertain us in zoos, circuses or whatever. God created animals to roam around freely, God didn't put animals in a prison. If you were the animal what would YOU feel? Animals have the right to live their lives in their natural habitats – not in displays for humans. This is unhealthy for the animals and can be very dangerous to people. Animals in captivity suffer from stress, boredom, and confinement. So, next time you are going to a place that holds wild animals in captivity think about it, put yourself in the animals place. Animals SHOULD NOT be kept in zoos. Animals in zoos are stressed, beaten, depressed and suffer everyday. How would you feel if you were ripped from your home and forced to live in a cage for the rest of your life? They're taken from their families, their habitats and completely cut out from their natural lives
Wild animals aren't meant to live in cages. If you've ever been to a zoo, you'll immediately notice how distressed these animals are. They pace around because their bodies and minds are stressed and there is virtually nothing for them to do. Most of these animals are forced to live in climates that aren't suitable for their physiology, causing them to become depressed, acquire diseases, and even die prematurely. But humans don't care about the welfare of these animals. Sure, you can say that some wild animals are bordering extinction and we should "save" them by shoving them in cages for little kids to oogle or forcing them to perform mundane tricks to amuse us. Hell, maybe if some species do go extinct, it will cause us to wake up and realise exactly what we're doing to the world we live in. But by then it will probably be too late anyway. I can only hope that future generations are more intelligent than us and put an end to destroying our world, be it protecting wild animals or environmental awareness. Humans are not the top of the food change as most of us would like to believe. Mother nature will eventually fight back. The world will continue to exist without us and most likely flourish. We need to learn how to coexist with nature before there's nothing left.
Animals have to live following their natural instinct. In zoos they suffer physically and psychologically since they are forced into unnatural practices and confinement. Bad management and cost cutting leaves them in horrible hygienic conditions, feeding them with rotten food and inappropriate food, leaving them to long-running sickness and horrible pain. On top of that we add the cruelty and sadistic instinct of the zoo operators that beat and torture animals, even when they are sick and harmless. The extinction is not an argument to justify zoos, if you want to preserve rare animals you have to create parks where they can live freely. Extinction is better than never ending torture living in a zoo, beaten down, exposed to unnatural events and sick food.
I think animals should be left in their natural habitat. No matter how "natural" zoo keepers try to make the habitats at the zoo, they still don't compare to the way each animal is supposed to live. Animals like elephants, primates, rhinos and other animals develop destructive behavior from boredom at the small enclosures at the zoo. Just imagine having to live there all your life, or even half your life.
As a person who loves animals, I feel that animals should not be caged up and unloved. It's horrible to see them sad just because they're not in their environments where they're supposed to be. I believe that we should definitely ban the keeping of animals in zoos. Thank you for reading.
Zoo's manufactured habitats prevent animals from engaging in natural behavior such as: flying, swimming, running, hunting, climbing, scavenging, and selecting a mate. Even if there is a wide space of land for the animal, there will always be an end. Out in the wild there is no end for animals.
I totally support the idea that animals belong in the wild and not in the zoo. In captivity they lose their instincts. The enclosures are too small for their natural living conditions. Its like we confining brilliant or extremely talented human beings in 10-15 square meter glass cubicles for display and forcing them to demonstrate their expertise for all others to see and clap. ( please note that all animals in captivity are trained under extremely cruel conditions)
We should not think that they are for the pleasures of humans. They are part of a eco system which we have no right to disturb.
Zoos do not contribute significantly to conservation, they provide a utilitarian understanding of animals at best, in which people never fully recognize them for the wild animals they are. Very few captive breeding programs of endangered species have been successful. It causes an underappreciation for native wildlife and teaches children that we have dominion over animals, when we are merely co-inhabitants of this planet. They have the rights to live wildly and freely and not be taken from natural habitats and forced into simulated ones. Frequently animals in zoos exhibit stereotypical behaviors that indicate boredom or neuroses such as pacing, swaying, rocking. Captivity is unnecessary. If you can't afford to travel to other countries to observe wildlife, that is not something an animal should have to suffer for, our desire to see them up close does not trump their right to freedom.
They are not yours, you did not create them. You did not bring them life. You are not the owner of these animals. You might believe you are because you captured them, but you have no right to proclaim these free animals as your own. It is unjust to harm them and give them a life of imprisonment for others' entertainment and money.
I think that zoos are okay, but because they kill animals because of over population, and when put back in the wild have a 70% chance of death. If they only took endangered animals, and put them in a VERY large and home like habitat, then I think I would like zoos more!
I think that Zoo's should be banned because animals are kept in a cage and have no freedom to go outside this world. Also Zoo keepers don't treat animals fairly and sometimes do not feed them enough. Animals are just like humans. They have a life to live and not to be locked up in a cage. They should be out there in the world enjoying freedom!
Many animals die in zoos every year because they are not taken care of properly. If zoos were to car for each animal properly then I would say yes, but they don't, no zoo does so I don't agree with them and how would you like t be locked up in a small cage and have strange people staring sat you all the time. Talk about privacy.
THEY ARE UNFAIR ON THE ANIMALS
➢ If really animals were kept to avoid extinction, then we would have conservatories dedicated for that purpose, not massive cages where they can be scrutinized all day. We understand that the occasional intervention where animals are in danger of being extinct is needed, and so need to be looked after so they can breed and rebuild a population, but they don’t need to be constantly watched while they do it and only if it is completely necessary, for example keeping monkeys in a zoo is pointless. After they should be let free
• THEY ARE UNNATURAL
➢ Many animals are torn from their mothers and homes just so we can hold them and keep them “safe” in a zoo. They do no harm in the wild and in their natural habitat. For example studies show that many so called dangerous animals are actually rather peaceful and only attack when they very stressed/threatened
➢ Some may argue that if animals were released into the wild from zoo conditions they would not be able to cope, but they would have been if we did’t take them into captivity in the first place. We should take responsibility for our actions.
• IN BRITAIN, ANIMALS ARE MOSTLY TREATED FAIRLY IN ZOOS, BUT THIS IS NOT THE CASE ALL OVER THE WORLD
➢ In early January Days zoo workers at the Rural Grand View Garden, located in Shenzen, China, discovered their crocodile pit had been filled with rocks and trash by visitors attempting to force the hibernating creatures to move. Spectators were also said to have hurled projectiles at the sleeping crocs, reports the Shenzen Evening News. The Nanfang reports most of the crocodiles in the enclosure died as a result. This is abominable and should certainly not be thought of as “acceptable” treatment to animals. This is not a safe haven, this is a prison, where animals are being harmed and killed.
➢ Also we must think of our safety, when animals are in captivity they are being stressed out, and if they escape could be a great danger to many people, in the wild, they are naturally contained in their own habitat, out of their own choice, and will be much, much, much less likely to attack, but in a zoo, if one escapes, it will be violent after being contained in a small enclosure for so long
➢ Many zoos even give away the older animals so that they can be experimented on in labs
Animals enjoy being in their natural habitats more than being in a cage trapped surrounded by people. It is more fun to see an animal in its natural habitat. Animals can feel lonely inside a cage. An animal can escape from a cage,and even kill someone! So, to protect us and the animals,zoos should be banned.
Zoos are the invisible way to keep prisoners in our society without being noticed. People think animals are all right in there. But, who gave us the right to keep them away from freedom. It's just like Guantanamo. Animals in the zoos are constantly trying to get away from there, they are not in there for pleasure.
Animals need to be able to roam free and start new species by themselves... They shouldn't be locked up in cages where they have to be fed the same foods, where people can yell at them, throw things at them, wake them up... It's inhumane to keep our wildlife in such bad conditions just for the sake of entertainment of others. I doubt humans would like it if, say, humans were put into cages by aliens, and they threw things at us, made weird noises, woke us up,etc.. It is horrible!!!!!
The problem of zoos is a very actual. To be honest, I think that zoos should be abolished as they have a lot of drawbacks. First and foremost is discrepancy of climatic conditions in which animals should live. For example, there is a white arctic bear in Saint-Petersburg`s zoo, when the environment is quite different than in Arctic. Logical that this is followed by animals`health problems.
Sure, there are reasons keeping animals in zoos is okay. For one, they'll always have a food supply, they'll always be protected from predators, etc. But zoos disrupt natures course. Animals are able to supply food for themselves, and if predators get hem that is the way it is. Not only that, animals need much more space to roam. I'm sure they are aware of their surroundings and know they've been in the same 50 ft for 50 yrs (exaggeration) not one living creature would enjoy being kept in captivity. It is wrong on so many levels.
Keeping animals in zoos causes diseases animals would otherwise not get if they were in the wild. Keeping animals in captivity causes premature death plus its just sad to see such great animals being isolated in small enclosures. Its not fait and I feel genuinely bad for these creatures. Just because they aren't people doesn't mean they can't feel.
Animals in zoos are not being treated properly, and, because of this, some species are dying out. On top of it all, many zoos give animals birth control pills because of the limited space available, which ties into the fact that species are dying out. Therefore, zoos should be eliminated, and the animals slowly reintroduced to their natural habitats.
I believe that the zoos are endangering the lives of these animals by not allowing them to be wild. They are making it nearly impossible to rehabilitate them back into the wild because they are so dependent on human interaction and do not develop the basic hunting, socialization, protection needs that animals that are in the wild would have. They are mistreated and most times depressed and even put on anti-depression medicines to cope with being captured.
You should not disrupt nature and its natural way of evolving. Animals should be kept in their natural habitats and unharmed by the human race. It is inhumane to exploit animals for entertainment purposes and use them for experiments and product testing. Don't mess with mother nature. She teaches the most power lessons of all.
Zoos get money for charity via visitors paying to get in as well as giving endangered species a place to live.As well as this, Zoo managers pay thousands of pounds, dollers, croana, e.T.C just to make the encloser seem more realistic! Although some zoos mistreat their animals, maybe if that countries government gave them some more money than this wouldnt be a problem...
Zoos are not okay. All they do is torcher animals. Zoos just do it for the money! Just imagine your having a normal day with your mom. You wake up and poof! You dont know where you are. Zoos cause zoochoois for animals, that is a disease, this disease makes animals hurt them self and may then GO CRAZY! You may not agree with me but that is okay. ~Kailee 11 years young!~
How would you feel if you were to be trapped in a cage with no way out for the rest of your life?
It would not be nice and animals deserve as much of freedom as we do. Its not nice watching animals pace back and fourth in their cages with the miserable and sad look in their eyes.
Just as man explores the vastness of a city or even moves from city to city, animals can only truly thrive with freedom. If we need to understand animals, we can do so with the decades of research done to help establish our fundamental knowledge of known animals. With our technology today, we can see documentaries and reactions using hidden cameras. Students in related fields seldom visit the zoo as there are much more information through field work and reference to previous studies.
Animals are our companions or partners of the world. God meant us to cooperate and keep the world a better place to live in. Many animals are helping. Bees pollinate flowers so the flowers can reproduce, Dung Beetles help us clean dung, and so on. People, we are animals, too. But just because we are smarter, we aren't more superior.
I don’t own pets, I wanted to be free & I don’t want to be in cage,likewise the animals also needs freedom.I love natures and animals and I appreciate their beauty and the joy they bring to me, not having them as my possession & caging them as my toys.
Are humans so vain that we think we have the right to take innocent animals (who are just like humans with a different lifestyle and take them to somewhere that is halfway across the world from their natural habitat and then put them in a cage, you could say the cages are big, yes, but they are still cages, the animals are still in captivity!
I'm all for the conservation of animals, but the extreme of placing them in severely confined cages for the amusement of people is in no way benefiting them as a species nor us because what can't we learn on the internet or documentaries that we can at the zoo? I would say nothing. Seeing the animals first hand is definitely a privilege, but to do so, animals that should be living normal-like lives while they are rehabilitated, should not be exploited to conditions so restraining as zoos provide. It is unnatural, and who wouldn't be sad to think about depression as the factor in dying zoo animals all for human pleasure?
I was recently at the zoo when I noticed that the gorillas were repetitively eating their own feces and then throwing them up. There were others lying on their backs not doing anything and looking extremely bored and unhappy. Most of the other mammals and birds I saw had patchy fur and feathers as if they were malnourished and sick, or plucked out their feathers from boredom. Conservatories to repopulate animals are fine, zoos to exploit animals for human entertainment are not.
We now understand better the life and ecology of animals. The natural world is a scary, dangerous place for most animals not on the top of the food chain, but I expect it would be better than being confined is a few hectares or a cage. Animals have evolved to live, breed, interact, and die in a specific environment; a zoo is an inferior imitation of this.
Humans are really clever and need to apply themselves to improving the happiness and well being of each other and other animals.
Just like people are free to go where they want to go so should animals. We as human beings think that we can take over and do what we want when we want, this kinds of behavior is why things are the way they are. I think that we need to step back and actually look at what we are doing and make a change.
Animals have rights and don't deserve to be mistreated. These animals are often in areas that are too small. They are distressed. They are miserable. All animals deserve the freedom to be who they are. Captivity is wrong because it is unnatural. Animals do not get the care they need, and are just neglected.
They are creatures that deserve to live how they were meant to. They are put in tiny cages where you can tell they get depressed. It's not moral at all for this to happen. The only reason this should happen is if they are endangered in the wild. That is my opinion.
Wild animals should not be kept in cages. Wild animals should be wild and free. I believe it is unnatural and very stressful for the animals. The animals are forced to live in small species with each other instead of being given space to roam. I would like to see all zoos closed.
Animals should stay in the wild because if they somehow get out of there enclosures then they will kill. There has been over a thousand mauling in the united states. Also what will happen if the animals get caught what will happen. They will be killed by the police and by any one else who has the authority.
The objective of a zoo is to make a profit. The means by which they do this is to capture wild animals or breed animals, then charge a fee to the viewing public.
The winners are the zoos, because they make money. So too are the viewing public, because they get the opportunity to see animals that they would not ordinarily get a chance to see.
The losers? The animals. They have to endure a life in an unnatural habitat. Natural instincts waste away. They are bored and lack stimulation. And we are to believe that this is for the good of the animals, and for conservation.
I find it difficult to believe that people who gaup at animals housed in cages or small enclosures do not think to themselves "This is wrong."
Animals that are kept in zoos don't have the freedom that the animals need and they feel lonely and miserable. Not only are they kept inside all the time they don't have the freedom that wild animals that are in the wild have. Since they feel lonely they become depressed and won't try to do much and then they will await their death.
What did the animals ever do to you? Nothing. They are supposed to be born in the wild and their natural instinct is to be free and roam not having to stand in the hot sun an be other people's amusement! A few seconds of amusement for years of pain! Think about the next time you buy a ticket to the zoo
How would you feel trapped in a cage as dozens of people daily, stopped, stared, and pointed at you? It is just not right for a perfectly healthy animal to be taken away from its natural habit into something so cruel and awful. Most of those animals are drugged, on ADHD medicines, on anti-depressents, and some are even on steroids. Just imagine living your life like this. I bet most of the people who disagree with me would not last one day in those animals "shoes".
Animals are just so sad to be in a cage, they want freedom! The longer time they stay in their cages, the more miserable they are! They may gradually develop strange behavioral problems like head bobbing and pacing around all the time. See for yourself in a zoo. And you will notice how sad and lonely they are
I am doing a speech on this topic and I can think of many cons of the keeping of animals in a zoo. When people come in, they are bringing in traces of pollution from their cars, trucks that have been around them, and exhaust from the city. Also, the animals are taken away from their habitat, kept in cages, being fed artificial, processed foods like humans eat and older animals are often given away to be tested on in experiment labs. The animals cannot repopulate either, the zoos don't have the ability to own a lot of the same species, there have been lions and a lionesses in a habitat together, but the zoo doesn't want them mating in front of little children. It is just cruel to keep animals in zoos and you can get better results by going on a safari and seeing how animals normally react and live, as their happy selves.
Animals have natural instincts that if acted on could put zoo keepers and zoo visitors in danger. The tweedle farm left a dead wallaby rot for two weeks. African elephants in the wild live more than three times as long as they do in zoos. Cages in zoos are usually cramped up.
Keeping animals in zoos? Why? They say that its good, helps scientist learn about the animals, but to keep the animal stuck in a small cage for their whole life; yikes! Animals are born with they're own special abilities to survive in the environment they were born in, keeping them in a cage they aren't suppose to be in, you aren't actually doing the population of that species a huge favor. If a species is endangered, yes it is sad and the species will never walk the land again, but they all die naturally. Animals roam the earth, animals die out. Keeping them in cages and letting the species thrive again may mess up nature and its natural way of life. We humans are animals too. An animal stuck in the same cage for its life is like a human that is stuck in jail for the rest of their life, just not for a crime, but instead 'to learn more about' and entertainment for the other creatures. Stuck in a tiny cage, no room to even run around in. You are fed little, amounts of disgusting food, can't go hunting in the wilderness if you're still hungry. The worst part is knowing that you are helpless and completely controlled by other creatures. We may seem like we're helping the animals by keep them in zoos, but are we really? ~JadeStorm
Those who support zoos often cite reasons such as education and entertainment. But closing zoos won't completely get rid of these opportunities to study and enjoy animals. Especially with our current technology, we luckily have the resources to learn about wild animals. There are countless books and television programs (and even networks!) solely devoted to this purpose.
People who are saying zoos are an educational purpose to keep us from dangerous animals are false. If I saw a tiger in the zoo I would want a pet tiger, they make all of the animals so friendly and happy. They are in tiny cages, they help for the animals who are going distinct they need to not show them off and make them do "tricks" they should let them re populate and set them free.
Usually we should keep them when their health levels are not good in that particular time we have to visit and see them but by keeping them in the zoo they will miss thier habitat and family we can save them from the endangered species list and allow them to lead a happy and a new life. It is not a fair thing to keep them in the zoo and the only harmful creature to it is a human only
Zoos are inhumane because animals are not able to use their born abilities. They are given food to find and are finding them without using their born abilities. Also, animals in zoos are kept in small cages, not all of them though. Also, hundreds of small bats are stuck in a, lets say in a 10 ft. Cage.
As you can see, zoos are bad and unnatural. - Brayden and Ben
We should ban zoos, they are horrible environments. It isn't natural for animals to live in cages. How would you feel living your life in a cage for someones entertainment? Living and dying in the same place. NEVER leaving. NEVER getting to explore. Being locked behind a glass wall. Sounds like fun huh? Not. It's for us humans own selfish pleasures. Ban Them all.
Its very unfair to keep animals in zoos and deprived them of liberty. The only harmful animal here is the man. Why keep animals away of their habitats? Animals are not toys they are alive and they deserve to be free and happy. I really think zoos are stupid .
Its not right, humans would hate to be cadged their entire life so why do we do it too animals? They should be left to live in the wild and more groups to stop hunters should be put in place. Animals are mistreated and murdered in zoos, this is hidden from the public.
While it's interesting to see animals from all over the world in one place, it's sad to see many animals taken away from their wild habitat and bred in captivity for an entertainment value. Most if not all animals have the desire to be in an environment that is suited to them and which they are accustomed to. It is too difficult for a zoo or animal park to provide the necessary advantages for the animals well being. It especially makes me sad when larger animals like elephants, giraffes, wild cats, and bears have a small enclosure made out of stone or dirt that cannot give them the adequate space and freedom they need to be the animals they were created to be.
The act of keeping animals in zoos, is nothing other than the demonstration by the human race that over the course of a few thousand years, it has figured out how not to be eaten by one, the need for such having been done away with a very long time ago.
I think that zoo's should be banned because in some zoo's most of the animals face problems and punishments.I am not a animal lover but i care about living things.So please ban zoo's. Also in the zoo animals do not have enough space to run around and live in there natural habitat.
In 2009, the Dhaka Zoo in Bangladesh lost massive numbers of animals. As many as 21 rare animals died in one year and after the death of a giraffe in September 2009, the zoo curator and deputy curator were temporarily suspended and an investigation of the animals’ deaths began. The zoo has more than 2,000 animals and some 150 species.
They are humans, they act the same way. They give birth and feed the same as we do. It has been scientifically proven we have 98% DNA in common. Why should they be treat differently? Gorillas are locked up in zoos for the human enjoyment but in fact we are the same. They cradle their baby. They hug. They have feelings. Just like me and you. But, they are now mentally distressed in zoos for our selfish amusement to glare and gaze at. They do not have the freedom we have.
These animals that are kept in captivity are wild animals. These wild animals have feeling too. They need space to run and to hunt. They need to be treated fairly and be let back into the wild. Remember Christian the Lion, those two men let that lion back out into the lion when it was too big for them to take care of. After many years when the two men went back to find Christian he hugged then, for what they did. The lions in captivity attack people when the get close to their cage or in it. I'm not saying that lions in the wild wouldn't attack you, they would. I'm saying that if we treat the wild animals fairly and with respect they will treat us the same.
Because ok sure they might live longer in a zoo then in their normal habitat but, we cant keep them in captivity because if they were free at least they will live happier prior to there death they rather live shorter and have a happy life then live longer and not be happy just think about it... God did not crate animals so they can be kept in zoos we don not control they they have to managed there own live so thats why we need to shut down zoo's thank you
They make them do tricks and they just buy and sell them.They do not get to spend time with their family because they split them up.They not being treated fairly because some people like a certain animal more than a other animal.Also they don't have good habitats when they could be living in the wild minding their own business.
Wild animals should be allowed to be wild. For those that claim zoos help endangered animals there are preserves for that. Why do people feel the need to cage and oppress animals for their own entertainment? Just because animals don't have the same level of intelligence it doesn't mean they don't feel. Stop torturing animal s under the guise that we are doing something good for them.
I think human is one kind of the animal. It's not fair to keep them in a zoo. They should have their own area. We can't take it from them. Human already used lots of their living area. We can't take free from them. What we need to do is build a natural reserve.
Wild animals are wild animals, and it should have been kept that way in the first place. The only 'good' things about keeping animals in captivity are the fact that we as a human species are able to be educated and learn more about certain animals, as well as potentially saving certain species from extinction, but this would just be for our own selfish needs. If we weren't the dominant species on the planet, all animals would be able to roam freely and live naturally where they should be living. We shouldn't play with the lives of any animal, whether they are an endangered species or not. My point is pretty difficult to understand if you're all for the saving of all animals, but I think that nature should be the only thing to decide whether something continues to survive as a species or not. Animals should be kept in the wild, not in captivity.
With animals being in zoos they are captivated and in cages. Not having as much freedom on where to go or to eat. In my opinion, animals are best to be out in the wild, feeding for themselves and being the way they were before zoo's were even thought of.
Then there are health issues, but just because a animal is hurt doesn't mean we have to put them in a cage to cure them, we can out there too. Yes they are unique and nice to see, but i bet you it would be more exciting to see them in the wild, doing there own thing, freely. Cages tend to stress animals out and believe it or not, they think like we do. Would you like to be trapped in a cage and fed for other peoples entertainment. I wouldn't. They should live there live on there own, mate how they should and when they want out there where they belong.
Animal need to be set free. I mean if you were kept up in a tiny cage all day and almost no room to run free you would hate it. They should either make the animals 1000 times bigger habitats or just set them free. They do not deserve to be kept up in a tiny cage and watched by millions of people through a little sheet of glass
In an world that's altering vastly due to climate change, habitat fragmentation and human interference, why not keep a reserve of species that would otherwise be lost entirely due to extinction, while also educating people about them. The animal and insect kingdom is under huge threat and most species people are completely unaware of but are fundamental to the survival of so many others - why risk wholefood chains collapsing? When a species could be kept in captivity and then reintroduced to the wild when their habitats and intricate communications are full understood and provided for? Instead of it being too late and nothing can be done to save them.
It isn't fair on animals to be kept in zoos because even though they've probably spent their whole life there, they are missing out on the world outside the cage. If we were the animals we wouldn't want to live in captivity. We would want to roam free. Let them free!
Zoos are disgusting jails for animals, keeping the animal in limited space in a cage is just not OK. We shouldn't be locking up animals for our own amusement, it isn't fair. Animals should be roaming around freely where they belong, in their own habitat. By taking away an animal from its habitat you are lacking its ability of defending itself.
It's is obvious that we should ban zoos. Not only is it against the will of the animals to live in a foreign environment but all those animal shows you see are the product of physical abuse and controlled starving. You see animals clapping in front of people but they're dying inside.
The zoos claim that the animals are in their natural environment. However, they are not. They can't roam free over hundreds of acres of land, live in prides, hunt, swing freely from all the trees in the jungle, soar free through the skies or roam the Arctic ice and hunt seals. They are confined to small spaces the are miniature versions of their homelands. They are literally living in cages except without the bars that were there in the past. The animals are lethargic and appear to be neurotic in their behavior and who can blame them? Leave them alone to live in their real natural environments.
I believe wild animals should be left in the wild where there home is. In zoos they are trapped with only so much room. It is wrong as it is just like caging a human being. I believe zoos should be banned forever and more respect should be given to these beautiful animals
I don't think we should keep animals in zoo's because it's cruel. Some people think, "They're animals, they don't know the difference." Try having your children born and raised in cages, handled by other people, and being tested and studied all their lives. They're WILD animals; and the wild is where they belong. They have inborn instincts; they're genetically predisposed predators. They weren't evolved to be kept in cages. If we want to study animals and have a good educational understanding, we should study them in their natural habitats from observation of their behaviors. Jane Goodall is a fantastic example; instead of taking the monkeys out of their environment, she toughed it out in their world. She lived among them, gaining their trust and studying them safely and effectively. I'm not saying we should try this with animals like tigers and lions, but we need to find alternate approaches on how to study these animals without sedating them and caging them all their lives.
Yes, they are quite amusing, but think about the poor animals stuck in all these little cages. This needs to be stopped. It is not amusing for them. Wildlife parks are OK though. They look after them properly. Animals would prefer to be running free in the wild with the others.
Animals are like us. When they get taken away to a zoo, it's like you getting taken away from your family, your friends, and most of all you. When you get in a cage you do not act as yourself. You do not feel the same. You just don't like it. A second reason is that animals deserve to be free. What have they done wrong? What do you think? PLEASE HELP SAVE ANIMALS FROM BEING IN A ZOO!!!
If we think from an animal's perspective, we can actually know what they feel. There are several reasons why I think we should ban the keeping of animals in the zoo. Actually, in Korea too, there are lots of zoos with lots of animals. People look at them and sometimes bother them. Are animals toys to you guys? No. If you are an animal you wouldn't think like that. Animals don't like it either. Sure, there could be advantages to zoos, but I actually think that actually there are more disadvantages then advantages. So, here are a few reasons. First, zoos could cause stress or mentally effect the animal. Also, the animals won't have much energy to live and they will miss their families and lots of environments. Animals need to have free. Animals are living things as well as humans. But, think about it, if you were an animal, would you like being captive in the zoo without friends, families, or mates? Probably not, but if people still put animals in zoos, it is discrimination between human and animal. Even though animals and humans are different, they are both living things and we should respect them as we respect our humans together. I think people should actually respect and be on animal's perspective to think about being captive and being in the zoo. I strongly think that zoos should be banned.
Animals are already dying from small enclosed areas they are stressful from not using there true skills like lions and here's a thing that I think about what if aliens where real and the shot you with tranquilizer darts and put you in a cage and taken away from your friends family everything you would be stressful hell you would go crazy in a small area
The workers in zoos know that animals are not safe and its not healthy for animals to stay in zoos but keep them anyway. Animals won't be able to live in their natural habitat. They are not in the wild and cannot do some things that they would normally do when they are in their natural habitat. Some animals could also be harmed by force of cross breed or breeding. Zoos are bad ideas and animals should be safer.
I love animals and think that they should not be kept just for us to look at. If you share my passion, start a petition today. If it weren't for human ignorance, we wouldn't have a problem. We pay to see animals perform tricks they usually wouldn't do. It may be fun to watch, but think of how they trained the animals. Go to http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/circuses.aspx to learn more about how some circuses train their animals. I am only in the 7th grade and already have a passion for this. Just think of what one person can do. Their is a quote from a man named Confucius. "The superior man sees in himself what the small man wants to see in others." Another quote is along the same lines. "The superior man sees what is right, the inferior man sees what will sell." Every person, no matter how big or small, or how much or little money they have, can make a difference. It starts with you.
Only species in need of conservation should be kept in zoos. Even then, the stress of having visitors is a bit unnecessary without adequate space. If the zoo is not repopulating this animal up to a certain number than its conservation effort doesn't count and the animal should not be there. The zoos should raise awareness, especially to people moved to make a difference, but should restrict themselves to animals who in the wild live in a very similar climate to the zoo. If the CLIMATE where the zoo is located isn't close to the animals natural habitat, DO NOT raise the animal there. Don't refute with the argument they can simulate the climate.
Do you really think that animals like to be in zoos? Do they look happy walking back and forth in their cages thinking about what is going on in their real habitat. I think it is very wrong, think of how you would be if you were in a tight space with a lot of people watching you. I don't think that I would like it very much, I would lose my mind just like that poor little animal in the tight little cage. Just think about that.
Keeping animals in enclosures is a cruel and unnatural practice. We shouldn't allow ourselves to enjoy the pitiful show of watching an animal lose its freedom. Taking freedom away is not justified under any circumstances. Endangered species can be protected with Safari Zones; they can be protected better in their own habitat.
It's cruel to confine them to a life of entertaining, not a life of living. They should be able to roam around in their natural habitat, not in some 1 acre field house, with the same meals every night. It goes against what we try to avoid doing to humans.
Animals are kept in an unnatural, small concrete enclosure when they should be out in the wild along with other animals. These animals live a life of captivity which they do not deserve! I am shocked that zoos are still keeping animals in such poor conditions. So, why visit them? Why support such a disgraceful thing as a zoo!
Because they didn't do anything to be kept in zoos. Zoos are like jail for animals. And they live longer in the wild instead in the zoos. Zoos are also bad for aquatic animals because the aquatic animals can't swim 100 mile everyday in aquariums and they can't dive down the aquarium for a hundred feet.
Zoos are cruel to animals. Why don't we just let them have a life like us, hanging around our mates having fun and doing all stuff like that? I wouldn't like us to be trapped in a cage with animals staring at me. It's unfair so let's join up together and stop zoos. I am only 12 years old but zoos can be good as well :)
Zoos are cruel to animals. Why don't we just let them have a life like us hanging around our mates having fun and doing all stuff like that. I wouldn't like us to be trapped in a cage with animals staring at me, it's unfair, so lets join up together and stop zoos.
The zoos could make animals sick and get diseases. In zoos, a lot of kinds of animals are locked behind the cages. The animals could get diseases such as flu. If animals catch human diseases such as small cold or flu, it may be hard to cure the animals and they might die. Also, there are now new programs such as petting the wild animals such as monkeys and snakes that can get animals diseases.
They should be free like humans. It is not fair for animals not to enjoy there own life. God created us equal, he gave all of us a chance to live the life we want, and not one that other people want. So, animals should be free and not locked up.
Zoos are essentially confinement cells for animals. No zoo has the appropriate size living space for these large animals and zoochotic behavior is the result. Some zoos even resort to giving animals prozac, an antidepressant. No wild animal gets zoochotic behavior. Zoos are simply cruel and no wild animal deserves that treatment. Domesticated animal are different and can be used to replace wild animals in zoos. If you want to see a wild animal you should see it in it's natural habitat on a safari or tour etc. Imagine going to jail for no reason- that is the zoo. It is just cruel human entertainment and to me no different than dog fighting; only difference is a just a slower death.
People say that its good to keep animals in zoos because they are going extinct but that is not true, they just want money and half of the animals aren't even going extinct! So why even lie about it and just tell the truth? I know it's cool to see animals we don't see, but still no need to keep them in cages!
Why only animals? If you are fine with keeping an animal in a cage then you should not have a problem if I take your child and keep him in a zoo for people to see. This is absolutely pathetic. Animals are not meant to be kept in a cage for us to watch, one must understand that nothing gives humans special rights to take an animal into prison.
You people are wrong for keeping animals in zoos! They need to be able to run free in the wild! What does that make us?!? We don't need to keep these animals in zoos just for our pleasure. Think of all of the things they are missing from not being in the wild. Think about it. Would you want to be kept in a zoo for your whole life?
Animals belong to their habitats as much as we belong to ours. We do not own other animals, although we may have claimed ownership over their habitats.Stealing animals away from their homes just for public display and minting money is pure human lust for money. If you want to showcase other animals to people, show them in their own habitats.
Studying animals in captivity is like studying humans in prison! No animal that we cannot replicate the natural habitat for should be kept in prison! Educating today's children into thinking it is OK to keep animals locked up so humans can gawp at them as we please is wrong, let's move with the times people and faze out zoos!
Would you like to be kept in a cage at night or be the entertainment for humans for hours on end? Imagine how they feel. Do you think they might miss their families or there homes? How it smells and feels? What it's like to hunt animals or graze on fields?
Malnutrition, malnourishment, murder and constant breeding for the same animal. Excersize is needed and the habitat cannot be re-created. Most habitats are small and the animals don't learn the skills to survive. We try to do that, but it is hard to do this. We need to ban zoos because of this. If animals stay in their kennels for their entire life, eventually they will become lazy. Lazy animals are no fun, so visitors will stop coming, which means zoos get less money, which means less treatment for animals, which makes the animals sick, they die and then the zoo closes. This is not a good thing to do. We need to ban zoos!
Animals should be free. With them being on cages, they'll lose their instincts on how to hunt, and how to do anything in the wild. Some zoos in the world don't have that much money (nor that much visitors) to support the zoo, thus leading the lack of good treatment and food for the animals, and the lack of space that the animals need.
Zoos cannot ideally create a replica of what kind of habitat an animal lives at. Therefore, causing the animals some lack of exercise and daily needs that they require.
People might argue that the polluted places are bad for the animals, but it's their natural habitat, they can go and survive it. Animals are great on finding their ways to survive. Is what you call surviving, being in a cage locked up? My fellow friends, that is not surviving, that is being in a jail, and it will drive the animals mad.
Some people might argue that they should keep endangered animals on the zoo. But hello? What if the zoo doesn't have the requirements that the particular endangered animal needs? Isn't it going to be worse for the animals than being in the wild all on with themselves? It would be better if it was a facility where people actually give great treatment for the animals.
Animals have never harmed or taken advantage of me. The least I can do is return the favor. I believe in an animal's power to be able to plead for its right to live, to be free from pain and released from captivity. You can choose to be radically kind and never intentionally harm any animal.
In zoos, they have fake environments that aren't healthy all the time. They can also get this disease called zoochosis. Children bang on the glass and people don't turn their flashes off and that bothers them. They don't have all of the things/needs they would get in their habitat. Like their family isn't there with them, they don't have enough space, they don't get good and healthy food.
We should ban the keeping of animals in zoos because keeping animals in cages is animal cruelty, and it should be stopped. Us humans PAY to look at animals in cages, how cruel is that! Zoos are keeping animals in a fake habitat, not where they are supposed to be. Animals are supposed to be in their natural habitat, not some place that people try to make look the same, to convince animals that this is their home!
THEY SHOULD LIVE A LIFE OF FREEDOM AND HARMONY!!! God created animals not to be kept in cages, we should admire God's creation by NOT keeping it in a cage. It is incredibly UNFAIR for the poor animals to have it locked up, in solitary confinement all by itself. FREEDOM IS THEIRS!!!!!
Yes they should be banned because it is just sick and wrong to keep animals in zoos i mean like there trapped in cages and everything like that its not right!!!!
Animals in captivity is cruel
We shouldn't be allowed to keep animals in zoos because they can suffer from diseases such as zoochosis, a disease from boredom that causes animals to sway back and forth and slowly, but surely, became insane. When the public starts to catch on that something is wrong, some zoos give animals a mood-altering drug, such as Prozac, which is simply inhumane.
I am a 5th grader doing this for my debate team.
I would like to bann keeping animals in zoos. I think they should be kept in the wild.
Wild animals belong in the wild. They need space to roam, hone their hunting instincts, and survive in the wild where they are supposed to be. It is their natural way of life. We are just imprisoning them by keeping them in Zoos in cages where they are cramped for space and lead unnatural lives. So it is a good idea to ban keeping animals in zoos and put them back into the wild where they belong.
Any belong in their natural environment. They should not be kept in zoos for the entertainment of humans. If humans would like to experience seeing wild animals, the world should work on establishing only wildlife refuge. Wildlife care facilities and wildlife refuges should be utilized. Animals belong in the wild and zoos should be abolished.
I believe that the keeping of animals in zoos should be banned. It is exploitation. The animals are used to make a profit. The animals are in an unnatural habitat, often subjected to weather and other conditions that they are not biologically built to sustain. Offspring of animals kept in captivity often do not survive or are abandoned by their parents, which does not happen as often in the wild. The small gene pool can create unhealthy, inbred offspring.
Zoos are a place for ones own edification of having power over something that don't have a say so on what will be done to them. Those that keep animals and be inhuman to the animal have problems with controlling or facing their personal monsters or too coward to face people that cause them to feel caged in and not being able to express their own meaning of self without fear of being taunted. No matter how long the animal has been cage does not mean that they are not still wild the blood run deep. The taste for their home of the wild is never lost even if they are born in the cage. The blood that created them can't be change so therefore there is no place like home their natural habitat. Lions, tigers, and bears oh mine! And a elephants etc. were not made to be caged but admired for their from afar. That's the true beauty of looking at them is in their real natural habitat the called to the wild. Truth faith
Yes I think zoos should be banned because the animals do not belong in cages. If they are sick that is was rehabilitation hospitals are for the then when they are better the get released back into the wild. Not kept in cages. And education? That's what books and the internet is for. Caged animals are not happy, they are depressed and very sad. They are supposed to be out in the wild. That's they way they were made. Reading the no's part of this those people sound ignorant. Do you think your dog like being chained to a tree? No they don't. Ignorant people make me sick.
Frustration and boredom are commonplace amongst animals in zoos and can lead to obsessive behaviors in the form of pacing, swaying, and even self-mutilation. This is known as stereotypic behavior and such pointless, repetitive movements have also been noted in people with mental illnesses. With nothing to do, animals in zoos go out of their minds.
Animals are just like us. Just because we don't have the same shape or form, they can't speak yet we can. We can learn more about the animals we want to observe by seeing them in their natural habitats. Keeping them in small areas even when they do look similar to their home habitats doesnt teach us about anything. They lose themselves, they can't hunt as nature intended instead they become lazy their food brought to them every day at specific times. We can't learn from that.
Animals belong in there natural habitat in the wild it is a breech of there natural rights to be taken by force into captivity for our own purposes. Whatever the good intentions of zoo-keepers animals in zoos suffer they are confied in unnaturally small spaces and are kept bu the public by cages and bars. Aquatic animals never have enough water, birds are kept from flying away by having there wings clipped and being kept in aviaries. Therefore animals should be banned from zoos.
To femaletyron73, how can you learn about a species if you don't know how they act in their natural habitat? How do you think we know that lionesses are usually the one hunting and not the lions, if we did not observe them in a savanna full of potential preys? Also, animals were not meant to live in such restricted places. To the anonymous person with an obvious lack of education who said, and I quote: "they should not be banned cause what if they are sick and hopeless and don't know hiw ti survive in the wild?" My dear, do you seriously think we are saving animals' life by putting them in zoos? Do you think they enjoy staying inactive all day long when their instinct is almost begging them to go back to running after a prey in a land with no limits? I believe some zoos are actually taking great care of their animals and I applaud them. However, we cannot deny the fact that being kept in cages is not always the best thing for them.
We're treating the animals worse than inmates. At least the inmates aren't taunted and ridiculed by the public while they are serving their life sentences. I would protest if I thought it would do any good.
Even when they say they are keeping the animals to protect them, the animals should still live in their natural habitat and become extinct naturally, just as it's always been throughout evolution. Extinction is natural.
A girl was mauled by a lion that had spent years around humans. The girl died, the lion was shot. Of course it's horrific to see a young girl die like this, but as a human we know that working with animals like this involves a high risk - the fact is this animal no matter how kind was not meant for human contact. If this was just a wild lion in the woods killing wouldn't be wrong, it'd be right. He was simply doing what he should be doing and he got shot because of this. This is just one story, but many other animals in zoos "misbehave" in a human's eyes, when really we were the dumb ones for putting them in there in the first place. Imagine the house you live in as a child - now imagine never being able to leave it. You just watch life from your window. You don't get an education and you don't get any life experience; that's what we do to animals.
I do not think that it is right to keep animals, stuck in zoos. They get sad and bored, and pretty soon they won't even come out to meet the people. It is cruel to leave animals in this state. I am firmly against keeping animals in zoos. If people are to keep animals in zoos then they MUST see that all their needs are met. No more zoos!!
Endangered animals should breed themselves and not bred by zoos. Even though endangered animals are put to safety they still would like to live in the wild, and that is not for only endangered animals but for all animals. Zoos apparently think that it is their responsibility to breed animals and keep them safe. But no, that is not true, they would like to breed themselves and keep themselves safe. You see animals are more mature than you think, and they should be left alone. Not only zoos but pet owners (other than some animals who depend on humans) should let the animal into the wild. While most zoos claim to educate the public about endangered species, the vast majority of animals in zoos are not endangered, nor are they being rehabilitated for release into the wild. If we truly want to help animals in the wild, we must preserve their habitats and combat the reasons humans kill them. Keeping animals behind bars for the sake of our entertainment is not the solution.
My argument is that you guys are cons and I'm a pro. They shouldn't be held in a zoo because they suffer from boredom and stress. Let those animals have freedom. That's what they deserve. Let them be free like they wish to be. I mean, it's not right to keep animals in zoos just held in there. It's like you hate them and you don't care, and it's like you think they are doing bad to you. Let them free like humans are.
I think that zoos should be banned as it is just not fair, right or in any way humane. It is irresponsible of us to use them for our amusement when they are really wild animals that need to be in a WILD environment. However, it would be even more cruel for us to put them back in the wild after they have been bred in captivity
It's cruel to keep these animals in an artificial environment just for our benefit. Humans are not the only organisms occupying the planet, and we certainly weren't the first. Instead of zoos, we should implement a breeding program and monitoring scheme in the animals natural habitat, this way we consider both the animals well being and are able to study and care for these wonderful beings without being intrusive or cruel.
It's really ricidulous how we have to put animals in zoos when we could do all the benefits of education research and breeding all in a captivity breeding program. Want to save them and protect the animals? that's the solution. They dont have to be kept in an enclosed space just for entertainment, its a bit cruel.
i dont knowMe and probably most other people like going to the zoo to see animals. But is it fair to keep birds in cages when their animals that should roam the skies, and how about Tigers that have fury inside them because they've been trapped in a cage. How would you like it, and is it fair?
Why keep an animal locked somewhere they aren't free, take it like us in jail. We want to be free and get out right. Also an animal deserves its freedom. What did we ever do to it that made us decide that they shouldn't be free. They need to be in there natural habitat.
Reinforces the idea that somehow the world belongs to humans and should be managed by them. Obviously cruel no matter how well run or intended. The simple fact is that the animals do not belong there, They are only there for profit. The research argument is moot. The money spent on a Zoo budget would be mich better spent on designing and implementing field studies. Everything about it is wrong. Like probing Mars while polluting your oceans..
Well, in addition to ideas following people tell, saffari park can replace zoos. I can understand that animals that are in danger of extinction should be protected; however, we can protect them in wild. Moreover, before we concern the problem how to maintain existence of species in danger of extinction, we have to maintain the environment for animals. Of course, I think, those who are against to ban zoos also think animals should be released to nature. However, they, or all people, choose to protect animals maybe because of its cost and human's egoism.
We can observe animals also in saffari parks even if it costs more than we go to zoos. If we really think animals should live in nature, why do we hesitate to use much money?
They should get to be free just like humans! They shouldn't have to be stared at all day and get fed nasty food that isn't good for them! I think that animals should get to experience their natural habitat and live a long and happy life in the wild, where they belong!
Well, I believe that animals are born to be wild and free. Zoos confine them in a small, artificial and far from what they need captivity. I definitely agree that zoos serve purposes as the elimination of nature's threatens and other educational ones like scientifical studies of great importance. However, animals seem to feel depressed and suffer everyday. Summing up, zoos are not appropriate for animals because the environment is not able to support both physically and mentally them. In addition,cruelty cannot be permitted. We all should try to help.
Is it really fair taking an animal's freedom and replacing it for a small space that is no where near its natural habitat for our enjoyment? Take polar bears for example, polar bears are supposed to be places that are cold, with plenty of sea to fish for themselves, Zoo's cannot re-create the place they are supposed to live. There is 100% no zoo in the world fit to keep a polar bear. Lions and tigers as another example, they need to run for miles and miles, hunting. A zoo doesn't let them do this. They get fed at a set time regardless of if they are hungry or not, living in a zoo would really muck up an animals mind.
Is it really fair taking an animal's freedom and replacing it for a small space that is no where near its natural habitat for our enjoyment? Take polar bears for example, polar bears are supposed to be places that are cold, with plenty of sea to fish for themselves, Zoo's cannot re-create the place they are supposed to live. There is 100% no zoo in the world fit to keep a polar bear. Lions and tigers as another example, they need to run for miles and miles, hunting. A zoo doesn't let them do this. They get fed at a set time regardless if they are hungry or not, living in a zoo would really muck up an animals mind.
Is it really fair taking an animal's freedom and replacing it for a small space that is no where near its natural habitat for our enjoyment? Take polar bears for example, polar bears are supposed to be places that are cold, with plenty of sea to fish for themselves, Zoo's cannot re-create the place they are supposed to live. There is 100% no zoo in the world fit to keep a polar bear. Lions and tigers as another example, they need to run for miles and miles, hunting. A zoo doesn't let them do this. They get fed at a set time regardless if they are hungry or not, living in a zoo would really muck up an animals mind.
In my opinion, zoos should be banned. It is sick to keep big animals cramped in small areas or chain some of them. They belong to the wild. One should never make profit at the cost of an animal's freedom. in this era where one can watch animals on tv do we need zoos? Imagine if you were in the same place.
Some of the animals in the world are nearly extinct so why don't we try and save them.
If some of the exotic animals are extinct by the time the next generation come around, we won't be able to show our children because we have not stopped the animals hunting the exotic animals.
Zoos help us understand animals. They provide a good tool for our communities by housing and taking care of animals that may have been in danger at one time in their life. Zoos often treat animals with respect and give them all that they need to survive and live a long happy life. Besides, who doesn't enjoy the zoo? It's a great way to get up close to animals that you would have never otherwise been able to see if they had never left their natural habitat.
It will be sad for the animals to be lock down in cages and zookeepers abusing them and not growing in there natural habitat and really not a zoo lover. When writing a essay remember to tell how bad zookeepers treat the animals and other animals running in the street. I hope you agree with me.
Zoos are the closest place for us to watch animals that we didn't know. We can learn about those animals, and see them not in the book but in real. Animals can feel uncomfortable with the zoo circumstances, but it is not, because they seems to be having fun, and don't really care about us. The zoo is the only place we can see and watch animals that we only see in the books.
Zoos allow people to enjoy animals that they would never see if they had to go to the animals' natural habitats. Zoos help educate people so they understand the need for conservation both for the animals and the plants. This raises awareness. They also help protect endangered and irreplaceable species, ultimately providing a better world for the animals.
Not only do zoos save animals from extinction, but they actually reproduce the animals for future release into the wild to restore the dwindling numbers, such as the black rhino. Without the zoos caring and breeding the animals they would have long ago become extinct. As others have stated, the animals in zoos are well taken care of, they are also a place of people to learn about animals they otherwise would not be able to see, and they provide a safe environment for many endangered animals. In the wild many of these animals would die because of illnesses, hunting, and starvation. They are a great place for people to gain a firsthand appreciation for the divine beauty of nature and with that appreciation people will be more inclined to care for our beautiful earth.
Zoos have research programs that help expand our knowledge about animals, especially the endangered species. The information gained by these programs can help protect, and treat the species in the wild, as well as determine what affects if any climate change may have on the regions needed for the species to flourish. Many zoos also have breeding programs for all kinds of species, endangered or not, and learn even more about the species during the breeding, and rearing process. All this knowledge and information is shared with visitors, organizations, and other programs alike. There are certainly zoos that do nothing but display animals, but so many have broadened their exhibit goals, and expanded their species scope of responsibility, that each zoo really needs to be judged on its own merits.
Animals that are brought up in captivity are used to it so when they have to change habitat it is weird for them so if up were brought up in England then moved to a place like China you would feel uncomfortable because up out of your habitat. We are helping to protect the animals.
Nearly all of the animals in zoos have either been bred in captivity or need to receive medical attention. Animals born and raised in zoos do not have the survival skills to be let out into the wild and have had nothing taken away from them. These animals are well cared for and are not harmed in anyway. They prevent the extinction of many animals, offer a large number of jobs, and modern day zoos are not cruel to animals. There are so many reasons in this case why the positives of having zoos out way the negatives.
To whoever stated that animals are forced to breed with each other; that is an absurd assumption! Keepers take special care when introducing a new member to an existing group of animals; different personalities, relationships and behavioural patterns are all taken into account. If an animal is not accepted into a community or bullied by fellow animals (a process that occurs naturally in the wild) it is not forced to stay with the group. All animals are watched carefully for problems, they will not be left to suffer or feel alienated in the group. Animal happiness is of the utmost importance and each animal’s needs are considered carefully when introducing new animals into the zoo. Wild animal social groups are replicated as closely as possible within captivity, for example; if an animal is solitary it is not placed in a group where it will be unhappy, it will be kept on its own until the appropriate breeding season where it will be given the opportunity to mate. It may also be kept close to it’s mate, for example; Edinburgh Zoo’s giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guan are kept side by side and can see, hear and smell each other but have their own separate territories. This means that they can get used to one another and eradicates tension or potential aggressive behaviour when they are placed together during breeding season. Lastly, animals are not forced to breed with one another. If they do not want to breed, they will not; it is as simple as that. Many species, such as lions, will have an alpha male with which all the females will breed. This is a natural process and shows that animals in captivity don’t simply breed with the one male because they have ‘no other options’.
Don't you remember going to the zoo when you were little? Everyone deserves an experience like this, where eles will you see a giraffe or elephant?
When zoos are banned, people lose their jobs.
Zoos attract a lot of visitors.
Zoos help people appreciate the beauty of nature and the world around them.
In conclusion, the amazing animals deserved to be recongnized, not hidden in the nature. Children and adults are inspired every single day by animals and park rangers.
There is no other place where you can see animals from alstralia all the way to the north pole in one place.
Animal rights groups like to say let them live in the wild. That's great but where their home is the people are killing them off. I don't believe that just standing around complaining is going to work, never has. They might feel good but let those complainers go to those countries and complain there. They say go to a sanctuary to see them instead of a zoo, get real. How many people can afford to travel to another continent and see them. Seeing one for real has more affect then on TV, Zoo's are needed right now. Letting an animal go extinct is stupid just because you feel good that we left them there in the wild. Go to the real problem, were they live and do something then just stand over here and whine how bad it is for the animals as they are be slaughter whole sale in there homes lands.
Zoos provide shelter and breeding sanctuaries for animals that are endangered. Because of habitat destruction, especially in tropical environments, many animals are illegally hunted, destroyed or pushed to the point of extinction. Zoos help save animals so that they do not get killed in the wild. Zoos also create a wonderful learning environment for people of all ages to see exotic animals face to face and learn about their importance in the world.
Animals do not have rights. In any case, zoos, as we will see below, exist to protect endangered species and to help us understand and protect our animal cousins more successfully. One of the reasons animals are taken into captivity in zoos is because they are under threat if they stay in their natural habitat.
Zoos nowadays are not marketed as places of entertainment - they are places of education. Most modern zoos have their main emphasis on conservation and education - the reason that so many schools take children to zoos is to teach them about nature, the environment, endangered species, and conservation. Far from encouraging bad treatment of animals, zoos provide a direct experience of other species that will increase ecological awareness.
One of the main functions of zoos is to breed endangered animals in captivity. If natural or human factors have made a species' own habitat a threatening environment then human intervention can preserve that species where it would certainly go extinct if there were no intervention. There are certainly problems with trying to conserve endangered species in this way but it is right that we should at least try to conserve them. And as long as animals are treated well in zoos there is no reason why conservation, education, and cruelty-free entertainment should not all be combined in a zoo.
Zoos have research programs that help expand our knowledge about animals, especially the endangered species. The information gained by these programs can help protect, and treat the species in the wild, as well as determine what affects if any climate change may have on the regions needed for the species to flourish. Many zoos also have breeding programs for all kinds of species, endangered or not, and learn even more about the species during the breeding, and rearing process. All this knowledge and information is shared with visitors, organizations, and other programs alike.
Zoos are very good for the animals and give the whole species a last chance. Conservation is one of the things that zoos do to help the animal species survive.
Zoos help protect animals from predators.
Most zoos have large, life-like enclosures. Many zoos do not lock animals up in cages, which are mostly called safaris, and they really do help the animals. The animals live in a natural place and it is a lot like the wild, because they are free. A lot of them have large areas that animals can play in and a lot is done to ensure the animals are happy.
No I do not think that we should ban shutting down zoos because in the jungle they could be killed and hunted however I do think that animals should have the opportunity to have a bit of a free life and to enforce what is in their nature not just to be kept behind bar. However they are kept safe.
In conclusion they should be in zoo's but have more of a free life.
The animals have less chances of survival due to the natural competition for basic needs.
The animals become more aggressive and wild thus affecting the Zen relationship between human and animals.
Animals in the zoo can also increase the revenue for the tourism industry thus stabilizing the country's financial standards.
Seriously, what would people do whitout zoos. Imagine them not there. No animals to see unless you go into the dangerous outback. Also, Australia doesn't ever see elephants excpet for zoos so yanno. Also educational purposes and because of extinction of all the animals. Think how convenient it is going to the zoo instead of having to go in the wild
Because how would you feel if you were told where to eat, where to go, how to act. Being showed off to other people instead of your lives being private. Having to do tricks. Animals belong in the wild. Humans aren't just enclosed to just one place. We have space and make our own decisions
I know it may SEEM wrong that zoos are open for "public amusement" but you truly DO forget that without zoos it'd be harder to maintain a species.
There are so many zoos that are breeding Tigers, Przewalski's Wild Horses, Pandas, and MANY more to keep them EXISTING. If anything, Zoos BENEFIT both the creatures and the humans.
As stated by other people, it's a great education source and animals in zoos aren't kept like they used to be, they have a better environment to grow, roam around, play around and it's as natural as you can get in human environment.
I read earlier that an elephant in a zoo was stressed. Animals stress out, I have a dog and he has stressed for NO REASON AT ALL. It's like us humans, some things can stress us out, sometimes we stress over nothing.
The point of Zoos has more behind the eye. They may not be as free but think... Most of these animals were born in captivity. It is NOT okay to set a captive-born animal free out into the wild, they have so many chances to die it's scary. We have zoos for people to awe at these beautiful animals, to see what we are really killing and that we, the human society, can stop. Children need to learn about these animals, don't they? So why not have them there to educate them? It's easier to see them do something at a zoo than it is to watch a video on YouTube.
In my opinion, humans made a huge error when bringing the first animal to a cage. However, now some animals are born in the zoos and therefor would not be able to survive for long in the wild. I do believe that we should not bring more animals to captivity unless they are hurt and need our help. But I also think that the animals that are born in zoos or stayed there for 20 years or so wouldn't make it out there. I do not think that zoos or places like Sea World and Busch Gardens should be closed, but I do think that, for example, Sea World should make the pools for the whales and others a lot larger. I think the tank for the orca whales is too small for such huge animals. I don't think closing these places would do any good, but I do think we can make them a lot better for these creatures : ) Let's all make a change and convince Sea World to make the tanks larger!
Why Zoos shouldn't be banned
1. They care for animals that are hurt or injured
2. They keep a animal close to extinction alive
3. They create jobs for people
4. Zoos are education places were schools can visit
5. They allow people to see how animals actually live
6. As long as a zoo is run properly with big enough encloses they is no problem
First of all animals DNA suggests that they belong in the wild, and the longer we keep putting animals of all kinds in cages, they are eventually going to evolve into species that can't fend for themselves in the wild. Meaning that we are going to end up with animals that we cant release back into the wild, because like I said, they cant fend for themselves. Therefore meaning that the only animals left will eventually have to be in cages.
Secondly, some may suggest that keeping animals in cages, especially those who resemble human DNA (such as gorillas) is an act of animal cruelty. The touching moment when you visit a zoo, to find a sad and lonely looking monkey, with the same human features with hands that look like ours, and the way they can express there emotion clearly like us, is only heart touching; and you start to wonder why they are cooped up in a cage like they don't have feelings. With only one chromosome that separates us from Apes, a lot like the extra chromosome that a down-syndrome has, its almost impossible to see why we should be allowed to keep animals, especially Apes in cages.
Thus bringing me to my third and final point. Why do Zoo's even exist? They simply exist for the enjoyment of mankind. The selfish and greedy nature that posses some, not all humans, to keep animals in cages. However i must raise the point that zoos can be good for preserving certain species from extinction, but that doesn't mean we should have zoos, it means that we should have specific animal shelters for the use of nurturing animals that need it, otherwise letting them get on with themselves in the wild, and letting the food chain take its place.
In conclusion, although i may sound morbid and extreme, as the majority of humankind isn't evil and generally don't like seeing animals suffer, for myself i'm not even an animal lover, i don't even own a pet. I ask you to look at my points in a moral and humanitarian way, what do you really believe is right?
When animals are separated from from their families they can't learn important skills like hunting and fighting. Hunting is VERY important for animals because if you can't hunt you can't eat. Zoo animals get used to having food thrown, placed and hidden in their cages but never actually learn to hunt properly. Fighting is also an important skill because if you can't fight you can't live and neither can your family, whether your trying to keep your territory or saving a member of the family.
For educational purposes zoo's are important. You cannot let your students go to the wild to see those animals, that is why we have zoos. And it also posses a danger if you would let students explore the wild, cause based on facts there are a lot of accidents being caused by animal attack.
When people visit zoo, they learn how animals live that results to an appreciation to animal life. Another, zoos help those endangered animals from extinction as zoos have programs that promotes and encourages animals to live longer and breed. Not only zoo helps prevent animals from extinction but also it helps people have a job and promotes tourism which help boost the economy of country.
I think that our zoo animals are happy inside and out because they get shelter and they get food everyday then they do in the wild. It's a better life for them to live in and besides they get a lot of friends to see around such as their own zookeepers that they mostly love and care for. So I think that Auckland zoo should keep the animals because everyone love them.
Zoos take good care of their animals! Ever head of the 30 year old elephant Burma? Who arrived at the Auckland zoo in New Zealand all the way from Asia? Well that elephant is still alive and healthy, living in great care at the Auckland zoo today. We can also learn much more from animals and their zooligists.
They stop animals from dying and getting hunted by other animals on the top of the food chain.
1. We like them. 2. They help protect endangered species. 3. They are a great place for people to gain a firsthand appreciation for the divine beauty of nature. 4. With that appreciation people will be more inclined to care for our beautiful earth.
If there were no zoos, how many times do you think you would see a tiger in the country you live in? None? How many times do you think you could see a tiger if there were zoos? Eight or ten times? Not only do zoos help you see animals you would not usually see up close in a forest, but they also help animals which are near extinction breed and strengthen their breeds population.
Animals can be reproduced in zoos to help prevent extinction. And most zoos have enclosures, not cages. Plus most animals homes have been destroyed, and they do not have a place to live. And of the animal was raised in captivity, then they are well taken care of. And most enclosures are exposed to the outdoors, so they still have the taste of freedom.
Zoos are essential for many different reasons. They preserve the life of animals that would otherwise be endangered, allow us to examine them and learn from them and longer and healthier lives for the animals. Without zoos many people would never see some of the animals that live there. Would you rather have a zoo, or a whole race extinct?
Zoos help us learn about animals. Most zoos are now trying to create an environment that keeps the animal entertained. Some animals need to be kept in zoos for their survival. Poachers can be a big risk. Animals that live in zoos have a longer life. Zoos help us become more aware about the world around us
Why do we want to ban every thing today? Zoos have been around for centuries, and I have not heard an animal complain yet. Zoos serve a great purpose. They help to educate our kids about the different animals in the world. I honestly don't think animals who are born into captivity know any different.
There are very large animal habitats that have been raped and are no longer fit for some animals to live in. Dangerous animals have nowhere to live and if we want them to not become extinct, we should keep them in zoos and help them along with reproduction until there is again an acceptable habitat where they can survive and where humans should stay out of.
As long as the animals are well cared for and treated humanely, I have no problem with zoos. They afford the opportunity for many children (and adults as well) to see animals that they would never see otherwise. Zoos can be educational. The animals need to be treated well with cleanliness, adequate food and medical attention when needed.
Zoos fulfill a vital role in educating people about animals from distant countries. It is important that the animals are given a well maintained habitat with adequate room and stimulating activities. Educating zoo visitors is an effective way of increasing awareness to the plight of endangered species and how we can make a difference.
While there is a lot to be desired from how zoos can be run, at this point they do more good than harm. By having animals in a place where the public can see them, realize their existence fully, zoos provide people with a 'face' to put to wildlife and environmental conservation. They also allow scientists to study behaviors and biology of rare or endangered species, while allowing them to continue to propagate them through breeding programs.
No off course zoos shouldn't be banned. Zoos are what brought many of us to be fascinated in animals. Zoos are a very educational place if it is done correctly. Through the use of formal and informal education you are learning without even realizing it. The enclosures being naturalistic allow the animals to preform natural behaviors as they would in the wild environment, the enclosures also allow people to understand that habitat that these animals would live in the wild. If wasn't for certain conservation efforts that zoos contribute too many species could have become extinct. You can learn a lot for the animals being face to face to them learning the respect they need and also you cant say that a good zoo should be banned as for many people that is as close as anyone has ever come to a wild animal and that will memory will stay with them for ever. Possible influencing future decisions.
Animals survive longer in zoos than in their natural habitats. If animals are kept in zoo's and bred, we will no longer meet the extinction of the beautiful creature. Zoo's provide animals with all that they would need, they also provide the animals things that the want. Animals are treated like humans, they have a lot of space to walk around and exercise within. Animals would risk their lives in the wild, many predators are out and about, but here at the zoos, their life would be protected, they would be safely secure and occupied.
we shouldn't its good for education and fun to learn about. Who knows what could happen to them if they were in the wild? Its Just sad thinking about it and let face it face it who doesn't love seeing animals? if they were in the wild we couldn't see them could we? the longest we see some of them for is 10 seconds and then some of tem will run up and kill us!
Animals should be kept in zoos. if we can keep cows for milk and sheep for wool we should be able to keep animals in zoos. Children can learn about animals that they would never see by visiting a zoo. Animals survive longer in zoos than in their natural habitats. because they will have medicines and they wouldve already got used to the climate.
I think zoos should be allowed to keep animals because many zoos have breeding programs or ways to sponsor an animal. If breeding programs are successful the animals can be released back into the wild to bump up their population in the wild and sponsors provide essential funding for these programs, the well-being of animals and indeed any other programs. Without zoos there would be no need for sponsors to fund vital programs or have anywhere for the breeding programs.
I think animals should be kept in zoos because it can preserve some species of animals that are going endangered. It could also hopefully save some animals and keep the species going. Some people may believe that animals should be kept in thier natural habitat but that is constantly getting destroyed by the growing human population. But in zoos they have no chance of being harmed by predators, and they are kept healthy and fed well.
Zoos should not be banned from keeping animals, as the animals in zoos can teach us a lot. Keeping animals in zoos, if they are humanely taken care of, is a great way to teach the public citizens about all kinds of animals. Animals in zoos are usually very well taken care of, also.
Zoo's are the Shit! Just like Me!
they should not be banned cause what if they are sick and hopeless and dont know hiw ti survive in the wild!! we definitly should not ban them!!:) there happy where they are at.
Animals in zoos do not have that bad of a life. They are fed several times a day, depending on their care specifications. Predators are not a daily threat to their life. One of the main purposes of zoos is to raise awareness of the plight of animals in areas where they are threatened.
Although living in a zoo isn't the ideal life for an animal, having the chance to see the animals in person might help people care more about protecting their natural environments. Zoo management should make sure that every animal in the zoo has a good quality of life, and only keep animals that can adapt to living in captivity. Hopefully, seeing animals in zoos will help people care more about the environment.
I don't agree with pulling animals from their natural environment, except for in cases where it means the animal will not suffer or perish. Many zoos are well known for saving animals in such circumstances. Another important note is that many zoo animals were born into that environment and would be in no way capable of surviving in the wild on their own, and it would be cruel to put them in that environment.
I am in favor of zoos as long as the animals are treated humanely. Zoos are a great form of entertainment for families and can also provide shelter and food for animals that may not otherwise be able to survive.
Several years ago, the Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire, England admitted to killing an excess of monkeys. The park said that it cost too much to continue to feed the monkeys, so the animals were shot and left to die.
This is just one of the many cases in which animals are mistreated, murdered, and malnourished by humans. Animals should be able to live life in natural environments without any negative influences by humans.
The first reason zoos should be banned is because of the fact that malnutrition, mistreatment, and murder (the three m's) is becoming more and more popular in zoos worldwide. From China to Detroit, animals are not being treated the way animals should be treated. In fact, some animals are not even getting a chance at life. In 2007, the IDA (In Defense of Animals) came out with a top ten list of the worst places for an elephant to go. All ten of the American zoos have had elephants die prematurely there. This is because of mistreatment of animals (improper diet, lack of exercise, unsuitable living conditions, etc.).
Another example of mistreatment in zoos is illegal substances being made from animals. A tiger bone wine, banned in 1993, has been sold on the Chinese black market for several years now. Illegal transactions like this are very easy because of vets at the zoos.
The third reason zoos should be illegal is because they can give visitors the wrong idea about animals. Animals will behave differently in the wild then they will in a closed area. For example, animals in the wild are not given food through a slot in the door. Also, animals in captivity are tamer than animals in the wild, so if someone came across an animal in the wild, they may think it is safe to approach the animal when it is not. People could easily get hurt.
The final reason zoos should be banned is that it is just not morally correct. Humans are animals too. What if animals got smart and decided to capture humans and put them in zoos? Humans, if given the option, would probably choose to be free rather than be gawked at all day.
So in order to keep the circle of life and continue to have animals be a part of the world, humans must take basic steps to maintain the delicate balance between man and beast.
Animals are becoming very endangered. The only orange tabby tigers are found in captivity. Without zoos that would not be possible. Also zoos protect animals from poachers and other dangers that there are in there natural habitat. Without zoos some of the animals as we know them would soon start to disappear.
What about the many endangered species that, if given a chance, certain collectors would spend hundreds upon thousands of dollars to own or have the pelt of said animal. In zoo's these animals have a relatively "safe" environment in which to be bred to repopulate the seriously endangered species. In the wild these animal could fall prey to the environment, poachers, etc. The zoo is a way to safe guard these species. As for the zoo's living conditions, I am all for the betterment and expansion of these controlled habitats. And as for the species that aren't endangered, those need to be placed in their respective biome/habitat as they need no safe guarding and aren't an attraction to be used for money making. But these are all just my opinions that I am entitled to, just as you are entitled to yours.
Zoos are no longer just places that keep animals locked in cages. Their current purpose is to promote the education of the general public and to allow a safe environment for animals. Majority of animals that are kept in Zoogical Parks have been taken from the wild not because of cruelty but merely because they were injured or sick and are no longer able to provide for themselves in their natural settings. For them they either live in a zoo or die in the wild. In addition a main focus of zoos in the modern era is to conserve our natural species and help reintroduce threatened species following the establishment of a captive breeding program. There aren't modem accredited zoos that just keep animals fr the sake of keeping them, they house wildlife for education and above all conservation.
Critically endangered animals need to be protected and zoos (if appropriately replicating natural habitat) can be useful in preventing extinction. Zoos are not the ideal solution but they are better than exposing endangered animals to poachers, habitat loss and other pressures. Conservation requires a variety of methods of preservation in order to work and zoos can be a part of the solution.
The aim of zoos today is conservation, education and science. They protect species that are vanishing. People who don’t know or don’t care that they are endangered, kill them. Sometimes, people kill them without even knowing. In zoos, animals are wanted and cared for. Not only are the species protected, but also breeding programs are bringing animals off the endangered list. The following animals have been saved from extinction due to captive breeding in zoos,
• Guam rails
• Black-footed ferrets
• California condors
• Przewalski’s horses
• The Scimitar-Horned Oryx
• Spix’s Macaws
Clearly, without zoos we would have lost many magnificent creatures to extinction. According to the Smithsonian National Zoo, “A goal of some captive breeding programs may also be to reintroduce animals back to the wild, as is the case with the global breeding program for the golden lion tamarin, the black-footed ferrets, and the Guam Rail.” So, thanks to zoos, these beautiful animals are still here. What would happen if zoos went extinct?
In zoos, all animals are medically stable. In the wild, there are many dangers that a lot of animals don’t survive. In fact, they are so medically secure; their lifespan can increase up to one hundred percent! So clearly, zoos have allowed animals to live much longer than they would in the wild. Humans have developed very advanced medicine, so why not share it with the animals we share the planet with?
Learning about endangered animals raises awareness about how much help they need. When you read about animals in a book you can’t really appreciate them as much as you do when you really see animals and learn about them at a zoo. When you see animals in a zoo, which you might have never heard of before, you learn and gain awareness of its existence. When you see a species for the first time out of books and pictures, you gain awareness of its beauty. When you see an endangered species at a zoo you gain awareness of how much help it needs. When you gain awareness, there are differences waiting to happen. Education leads to awareness, which finally leads to a difference.
Finally, the animals are happy. It’s not like they sit in their cell dreaming off the day they’re released from the wild. “Most zoo animals are born in zoos. The days of whisking them from the wild are long gone.” Says Ruth Padel of the “Guardian”. If they aren’t born into zoos, they’re rescued from travelling circuses or adopted if their mom died. They aren’t captured! The Association for Zoos and Aquariums checks zoos for the well being of the animals. The Association for Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization that wants to make sure the animals in the zoos are well cared for. In zoos there are enrichment programs to keep the animals entertained. Have you ever seen those rubber toys in the enclosures at zoos? Zoos put them in for the animals to play with.
Animals would be protected from their furious enemies, they still get nutritious food and fresh air. And plus, they get to be more friendly with people. You might say that it's not fair that they get caged, that's true, but then they get used to it and feel happier there.
The real reason why most zoos keep animals is that the animals need protection. Why do they need protection? Because of US. We build sprawling cities, dangerous highways, and of course, we kill them (often simply because they are unintentionally terrorizing a neighborhood). I'm not saying that all zoos are good to their animals, in fact, many aren't, but I do believe that a zoo is a safer place for an animal than out in the wild, where we are hostile to them rather than protecting them. We absolutely need better regulations for zoos, but the animals are in more danger when they are "free". Quite frankly, I am disappointed by the number of people thinking that we should let the animals "free" as we are basically letting them out so we can kill them. We, as a race, have grown quite powerful; the wild is no longer safe. Maybe if we can get to a point where we no longer threaten animals AT ALL, I would say yes, but as long as humans are destructive and dangerous, which there will always be some of us like this, I SAY NO.
Zoo is short for zoological garden, meaning that zoos were actually intended to be places to keep animals to study. Later, as the field of ecology opened up, many zoos turned their focus to animal conservation.
I would really like to emphasize that although I say no, I really do think that better regulations for zoos are necessary because there are too many zoos out there that put profit before the well being of the animals. These zoos, unfortunately, are the reason this debate exists at all, but they do not represent all zoos.
Isn't it obvious that more and more animals are becoming extinct everyday? What we need to do is have at least 5 of each species in a zoo somewhere in the world so we can be sure not to lose them from the face of our beautiful earth forever. We have been so stupid before now when we have argued that it is cruel to keep them locked in cages -yes it may not be the greatest thing for them ill admit- but what do we do to prevent their extinction when they are in the wild?? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!!! It is outrages that we let beautiful species die out and we can't afford it to happen any longer.
I don't think that zoos should be banned because then where will hurt animals go? They can't just call the doctor and be done with it. That's why zoos help out with fostering the animals so they can get better and later on be released!!! Another thing is that zoos have special breeding programs that can help out with the population of endangered species.
Zoos are a necessity because children can so many wonderful animals at one time. Our world is filled with so many magnificent animals: tigers, giant pandas, butterflies, to name a few. I can't believe that animals are going extinction. Why are so many animals in danger? How can we help?
I read a great article to my 7 year old, by the CBC news, with arguments in favor for and against zoos. In the end, his response is, "I'm sure everybody would miss looking at all of the animals." I guess he figures a few animals need to take one for the team so us crazy humans can fall in love with them and protect the wild animals, who still have their freedom.
Animals in a Zoo have a better life than those in the wild. They are free of disease and the threat of starvation. An animal's freedom as defined by the amount of territory they have to roam is misleading, large predators (bears, big cats) need these large areas in order to hunt and they defend their territories. A animals place in the zoo becomes that new territory. There is plenty of literature on animals that have escaped and returned to the zoo.
Animals have more to fear from Man when in the Wild then in the Zoo. Even then, animals die every year in zoo's from people feeding them poison, or apples with Razor blades.
Yes, there should be zoos. Zoos are beneficial to both humans and animals. The zoos are beneficial because of the animals safety, education and
Zoos are homes to many animals. Such as lions, monkeys, deer etc. The difference between “zoos” compared to the “natural habitat” of the animals is zoos are much safer. Zoos are safer because if the animals fall sick, animals will get medical attention from the zookeepers. Animals can get their food on a daily basis without over or under feeding.
Zoos aren’t just a benefit to the animals, zoos also benefit us humans. Kids always have an interest in exploring, so kids watch movies read books, look at pictures all about animals, but if children get to see animals in reality they can experience so much more than what books or movies have. Although, zoos are great tourist attractions too. Many people around the world come to visit our famous zoos because it is such a great event for everyone.
By bringing people and animals together, zoos educate the public and foster an appreciation of the animals. This exposure and education motivates people to protect the animals. Seeing an animal in person is a much more personal and more memorable experience than seeing that animal in a nature documentary.
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All of our local zoos are massive, most enclosures are at least 3 or 4 acres. Zoos are vital for the conversation of animals. If there were no zoos, hundreds of species worldwide would go extinct. Zoos are one of the best things for animals. As long as there are no cages, zoos are life saving.
First of all, I'd like to say that if there were no zoos, probably a lot of animals would be extinct by now. I understand that zoos are also for people's entertainment, but where would they get the money to look after the animals? I'm sure that nobody would make donations...
Second of all, we can't suddenly close all the zoos, because animals are already used to living in cages, and they would have a totally different behavior, maybe even dangerous. Plus, people destroy everything nowadays, so I'm sure that their natural habitats wouldn't be the same. Or it would be very dangerous to live because of the pollution...
I think that we should not ban zoos because they keep some animals to not become extinct. They might have them in cages but still would you rather have a big animal run around and crush some people or have them in safe cages and have them get good food. Animals are good creatures and they should be safe they keep the animals safe and whatever about the bad food at least the get food better then having to hunt for food in the wild that is why they should not ban zoos.
You walk into the gates, your ears are overwhelmed by the deafening screeches, roars, and the screams of happy children. The memories that should last forever. Zoos should be funded, and upgraded... Not forgotten about. Zoos are a great learning experience for children, and teens, and a way to connect them back to reality. Zoos are also a good way to keep endangered animals safe.
Animals are safer in zoos...Look at the rhino. Imagine if they weren't in zoos,wouldn't they all be extinct now? We also get to learn so much more about animals in zoos. If there were no zoos,how would we know how long a giraffes neck really is? And how big an elephants ear is? We get to see animals that aren't even in our country.Z oos are here to stay!
By taking our children to zoos, by educating them and showing them how beautiful animals are, we are entrusting the animal future to them. If they have had a first hand experience of these animals then they will be more likely to take heed of animal needs in the long run. They will be less likely to buy animal furs or elephant tusks. In turn, they will be more likely to buy animal friendly produce and be more likely to campaign for these animals. Even if a few animals are harmed in the process, the outcome outweighs that harm; more animals will be saved in the future. Knowledge is our only aid in the fight against global warming and animal protection. We need to know exactly what’s going to happen and how animals will respond in these situations. By sending in specialist animal observers to zoos we can begin to unravel the mystery of how to save these animals for the future events to come. We can discover ways to protect them, we can learn which habitats they can survive in, and we can learn which foods they would be willing to supplement their nutrition from. By learning this, we can help wild animals of the future survive the changing environment. While ideally animals should be free to live in the wild, on occasion their survival as a species becomes threatened, either naturally or artificially. Whatever the reason, zoos have been a major method of preventing animal species from becoming extinct. While it may be the case that some species' extinction has only been delayed by zoos, in others the zoos have been pivotal in breeding new generations and protecting a gene pool while the animal is re-introduced into a more natural environment.
While protecting natural habitat should take precedent over zoos, many of these regions are politically unstable or financially destitute. It is hard to blame someone who values his own families survival over that of an animal. Because many zoos are in wealthy, stable nations, a secure and nurturing environment can be artificially created to help the most endangered animals survive and continue to breed. A "Noahs Ark", if you will. When an animal has been in a zoo for a long time thay have become used to being fed and not being hunted. If we just return them to the wild they might get injured or die.
Zoos provide a good home for many endangered species. Without breeding species within zoos, many animal species would be extinct. The Californian Condor was just one of the many species that have been saved by zoos. Animals who live in the wild are often killed by predators and don't have a life span as long as an animal in a zoo would. Giraffes for example live an average of 28 years in a zoo while only 20-25 years in the wild. There was even one giraffe who lived up to 33 years under the protection of a zoo. Animals are better off in zoos.
We need to look after them that's why we have animals going extinct all the time because we don't keep an eye on them or look after them so they die of illnesses cause they can't be treated by zoo keepers and they also get poached cause of poor security. And it entertains kids and adults so it's a win win situation.
Animals should be free instead of being locked inside of a cage at the zoo for people's entertainment. They should have an empty piece of land where they can do anything they want. Animals need to be free like humans. We have a big piece of land. We should share.
Did you know that 751,931 animals live in a zoo? Did you know animals in captivity have a larger chance to live longer? 1/6 of dolphins in a zoo die from a non-related health issue Also 3% of dolphins die from the age of 1-2. When in a local zoo they have one over the age of 45 when of dolphins normally live about half the amount when they live in a zoo compared to in human captivity dolphins median of life is 25 years old which is doubled the wild life, span. Also wild tigers live to the age of 12 when in a zoo they live 20 big difference it is like saying if you live to 100 years old you could of live 60% longer with is 60 years! So I think they should remain in captivity.
If animals didn’t live in zoos you couldn’t see some of God's fascinating creatures without getting injured so if we still have zoos we can allow this privilege to all.
When animals live in a zoo they have the highest state of medical care when in the wild they can die from the smallest disease. It is important that we protect the animals as much as we can because if a species of animals die it will affect the entire food chain.
We should not ban zoos because zoos help endangered species of animals grow back so they don't become extinct. Zoos take in all sorts of animals to breed and grow so as I mentioned before, they don't become extinct. As well as that zoos are a fun place to go and to view animals. This means you don't have to travel MILLIONS of miles just to see a rhino or an elephant in a different country which will be very expensive to go to, but to go to a safe place which isn't that expensive and see more animals is an added bonus. Humans destroy half of the animals in the worlds environment, ZOOS ARE WHAT WE CAN GIVE BACK TO ANIMALS TO SAVE THEM!
Kids enjoy seeing all exotic animals. Some animals are kept from going extinct in these habitats. Plus, most everyone enjoys zoos. If they don't, they might have had a bad childhood. These aren't the only reasons. We can see animals that are continents away. We can all enjoy seeing animals we haven't seen before.
I believe that we should not ban animals form zoos because animals are taken care of in zoos. It is way better than being in the wild where animals can die. In the zoo, they can't die because they are cared for. They are also given love by people other than their parents. I think animals should stay in zoos.
Zoos are a great way for humans and animals to bond, it is also the safest way to see animals. Seeing an animal in person is so much more memorable and special then on TV. Zoos help rehabilitate wildlife and exotic pets that have mistreated or can not be cared for anymore by their owners. In a zoo animals are never bored and well-cared for. They are an American tradition and they help educate and entertain people in a fun and exciting way! LONG LIVE THE ZOOS!
They are safer in zoos. They are in a better environment and won't get hunted any more. If the animal is hurt, the zoo can help the animal. The zoo people can build bigger enclosures for them and help them if they are ill. Zoos are a great things for animals.
Without zoos, some animals may be extinct. Breeding programs within zoos are helping sustain some species of animals that without our help, would become endangered, then later, extinct. Eg- Zoos are currently trying to save the Tassie devil that is in great danger of dying out to a kind of face cancer.
I do agree that there are some species that should be kept out of zoos, as it is cruel to the animal: e.g: tigers, bears, leopards etc. These animals belong in the wild, and should never be tamed, but some animals such as reptiles, birds, wallabies can be tamed and become used to human contact.
If they are kept in the right conditions, with lots of room to get away from the public when needed, then zoos are okay. Zoos should contain animals, but only the right ones, especially the ones that need our help.
Zoos are for showing the pretty and ugly animals we have around the world, and it tells us about where they are from and we can hear them and see them in real life. Sometimes we can feed them and I think that feeding animals is really cool. And the bird showing things are awesome. DO NOT TAKE ANIMALS AWAY FROM ZOOS!!
Zoos should exist because going there is fun and exciting for kids and adults. Elephants, giraffes, rhinoceros, lions, tigers, and bears are just few of the animals which people can see and have a face-to-face encounter in a zoo. Zoos should exist because now they have strict rules and regulations for the proper care and custody of the animals. Even though we can see the animals through a television it is not the same as going to the zoo and actually see the animals and how they behave. We simply cannot remove zoos because some people can't afford buying a plane ticket and fly to Africa just to see a lion or gorilla. We can't go to Antarctica to see a polar bear because its too cold. Zoos provide the public an opportunity to connect with the animals and to be able to learn and understand more about them. Like the food they eat, their habitat, behavior in the wild, and offspring.
Imagine this situation. You are a zebra living in a nice calm place with no predators. Suddenly an idiotic moron takes that away from you. He puts you in a huge area where you don't know how to survive and end up dead. Zoos protect animals from extinction. They are much better than circuses who sometimes beat and harm animals. For that reason, zoos buy animals for vast amounts of money, much more than the animals are worth purely for the purpose of keeping them alive.
Zoos give the animals experiences that they aren't able to have in the wild. Zoos give more animals the chance to live. Imagine a young baby, abandoned by its own mother, then taken in by a care home and aided to health. A zoo is the equivalent to this .
Zoos are important because some animals are on the extinction list and they are in zoos because of this reason. They need a safe place to live and reproduce without being stressed about what will happen in the future. They have the same rights as us and that right is to have a place to live.
I believe that zoos are the safest way to see animals, if not for zoos there would be plenty of people who would never see some of God’s fascinating creatures. Nowadays there are also a lot of animals in zoos that are all but extinct, and if not for zoos they would no longer exist.
My main point is endangered species get taken care of by ways of breading and protection.
Zoos are supposed to be enjoyment and zoos help you learn more about animals. These creatures can help us discover what it feels like to be an animal. Zoos are great to explore and I love going to the zoo myself. I can learn a lot of cool stuff animals can do. I am only 12 years old and I love zoos.
We shouldn't close our zoo for many reason such as zoos stop the from animals becoming extinct and the breeding programs at the zoo stop them from becoming that. Even though to the people against it will say we should ban keeping the animals in zoo because it is cruel.
All zoos though are controversial. One of the most argued points is that the animals should be in the wild. This is not an option for almost all the animals at zoos. They are not “wild animals” and most of them come from long lineages of zoo animals. They weren’t simply plucked out of their natural habitat and put in a zoo. My main beef with zoos is that most of them are still treated as sources for entertainment and not education. Yes, most zoos have signs that tell you about each animal, but they should be going further. Telling people that a certain species is almost extinct, does very little. They need to motivate people. There needs to be a more obvious emphasis on educating the visitors.
Zoos are leaders in conservation, breeding, re-introduction and education related to animals that are engendered. The staff, keepers and vets at Zoo are experts in animal care and animal breeding. Without some of the Zoo programs certain types of animals would no longer exist due to poachers, habitat destruction and other causes. Zoos are extremely important to the continued survival of several species.
They help us citizens learn about animals. We also are able to see animals that some people would never be able to see. I understand that its like a prison but some zoos are very nice, there is plenty of space. Some animals never lived in the wild. All they know is being in a zoo
As zoos are a safer and a better place for animals. There a proper care is maintained . There no animal harmful activities are practiced like pouching , hunting etc. There animals are feed on time.
They have a proper environment and there own habitat.There the caretakers have a proper
knowledge of welfare and requirements of animals.
If they were in the wild they could get killed and if they get sick who is going to save them. So you take the vote and it should be well thought through . And if you disagree well that's your problem so it is your choice so make the vote.
Zoos are beneficial on many levels. Just to list three.
1) Educating the public on not only the animals, but how we can all contribute to conservation measures in our everyday lives
2) Zoos allow Researchers to study animals up-close. They can observe behavior such as mating and nutrition choices. Biologists and veterinarians are also available to treat sick or injured animals.
3) With illegal poaching and illegal pet trade the world is loosing a lot of its species. Captive breeding of endangered species makes zoos valuable places for animal survival. The breeding programs at zoos to re-introduction of animals into the wild. Take the California condor for example. The birds were on the point of extinction but thanks to the captive-breeding and release program has increased the total population. There are now several breeding pairs of California condors in the wild today.
Zoos help protect endangered animals from being dead, so they are illegal to kill.
Also zoos help us learn about animals and how they live naturally.
Zoos are perfect for all of their veiwers, helping us learn all about animals and saving them, I say to you I think they should be kept.
If we didn't have zoos half of the animals that are at zoos woodland be there. If this was a perfect world then zoos wouldn't have to be because people wouldn't go killing animals just for fun like hunting. Animals would have a long life then what they do now. But thanks to zoos they are saving as many animals as the can from extension and the killings humans do.
Zoos are very important so I say yes. For one thing they keep many species that are endangered a live Such as the white rhino. Another thing is that kids and adults young and old love to see the beautiful animals at the zoo. You also couldn't see most of the animals if they weren't there because their natural habitat is somewhere else. Therefore I personally think we should keep zoos and the animals in them.
Because yes the animals are being kept in enclosed environments, but they are being protected, some animals are being protected because they are endangered and zoos have breeding programs to help that problem. The zookeepers keep them entertained and do not harm any of the animals. Going to zoos provide entertainment and education for children and even adults. They learn how the animals behave, and what they do all day long.
I do think it's sad that wild animals are kept behind bars when they could be frolicking in the wild. But my local zoo holds a lot of animals that were injured, and can't return to the wild. I think this is doing a good thing. Having an eagle with a broken wing living in an enclosure is better than an eagle dying on the road. Some animals are also born into the zoo, and may not know how to survive in the wild where food isn't handed to them on a plate and predators are always out to get them. In some circumstances though, I do agree it is cruel.
They should keep zoos because everyone comes to see animals that cannot be seen in our country. Animals that are indangered should breed and mate. If they are in the wild there would be none left. Zoo's are doing very well at looking after all the different conditions of animals.
I love animals myself and when I see them behind bars I feel sad but then I remember they have been brought from the wild for a reason. They are in zoos in order to conserve the species of the endangered animals and to educate us on how we can help and on the animal it's self. Remember that the Zoo's aim is to make sure the animal is happy all the time and give them the medication they need. One last thing; animals live longer in captivity than they do in the wild. Rather than focusing on animals being kept in Zoos we should really be focusing on testing cosmetics on animals.
Zoos are still in our world for 4 main reasons. Conservation, education,preservation, exploration. Some zoos are ideal and some not. Of course it really depends on the situation. Zoos have saved whole species and individual animals. As well as educating people. Humans need to be aware that we are not the only mammals and the consequences of there actions. A zoo that does not educate is not a zoo.
Education is important! Children and adults alike are educated by nature of the animals. If we had kept animals in place since the beginning, we wouldn't have as much knowledge as we do now. As long as we keep the environment safe and humane for animals, it is okay for them to be kept in zoos.( I'm a lover of animals myself so it doesn't mean I want animals be kept cruelly).
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They are made to be free. Being free is their natural state, for better or for worse. Being locked up and fed on a schedule runs contrary to all that is natural. As for educational purposes, we now have the internet, videos, etc. In which we can learn just as well as going to a zoo
Animal can be kept in zoo for learning purpose. Through the use of animals kept in zoo, we can mediate children to learn about their environment, especially about animal. Parents may bring their children to the zoo for learning and also for recreation. Zoo is safe for children, because the place has been conditioned safely for public.
Children and adults alike are educated by nature of the animals. If we had kept animals in place since the beginning, we wouldn't have as much knowledge as we do now. As long as we keep the environment safe and humane for animals, it is okay for them to be kept in zoos.( I'm a lover of animals myself so it doesn't mean I want animals be kept cruelly).
Zoo's are one of the main ways to stop animals from being extinct. They have breeding programs and carers to give them food and medicine that they can't always get for themselves in the wild. Monarto Zoo in Adelaide, is a zoo that don't keep the animals in cages. They have habitats that range in size from 5-50 hectares of grassland. This gives them their own space and there is nothing wrong with that! Also think of education and research. It is much easier doing this from a zoo. Tourists also visit zoo's to see animals that they may not be able to see anywhere else. Think of it that way.
We should not have animals kept in prisons for our enjoyment and education when they can flourish in the wild like nature intended it to be. Some animals die in captivity because they cannot flourish in captivity but yet we do it anyways. There should be a law against zoos.
If an animal species is dying out because of us humans, we should also have a chance to give them a half-decent home without as much pollution or poaching or any of that stuff. Even though flashes from cameras agitate them and the zoos can't give them everything they need to PROPERLY develop, sometimes the zoos are better places to be than their original polluted, ruined habitat. I think we shouldn't have so many zoos just for people to look at animals, but maybe just have a few to show people something new AND preserve certain extremely endangered animals that wouldn't be any better off where they were before than at the zoo.
People who care about animals should care about zoos. Imagine an animal in the wild needs rehabilitation. First of all that animal is help by a zoo or aquarium. Secondly because of past research and handling of the species in a zoo the animal care professionals know how to help the animal, what medications to give it, and how much of the medication. Lastly some animals that are rescued and rehabilitated are unable to be released again for whatever health or behavioral reason, where would they go if there was no zoo or aquarium? Back in the wild anyway where they would surely suffer?
We need to be sure when we are thinking of an animals care that we aren't anthropomorphic. As hard as it is all animal rights people do is think about what it is that they would want and assume that is what the animal wants and this is wrong. Zoos nowadays will not keep an animal in the zoo if it is releasable. The real animal care professionals are not the people that make a profit from making shockumentarys or stand outside a facility and protest all day. Animal care professionals are the people trained to care for and understand an animals behavior. They spend every day with the animal and work their hardest to give it a fulfilling and happy life. Dont be fooled by activists. It is common sense that the people dedicating their lives to animals, conservation, care, eduation, and research are the ones doing actual good.
-your concerned animal care professional
1. Ban all zoos because in zoos, they have fake environments that aren't healthy all the time
2. They will get diseases like zoochosis.
3. They don't have all of the things/needs they would get in their habitat, their family isn't there with them, they don't have enough space, and they don't get good and healthy food.
4. We humans PAY to look at animals in cages, how cruel is that! Not where they are supposed to be. Animals are supposed to be in their natural habitat, not some place that people try to make look the same, to convince animals that this is their home!
I don't claim to be an expert, but what we, the general public, see when we look at a zoo, probably isn't very flattering.
You might see a monkey and think, "She ought to be out roaming her natural habitat", but what is that animal's story? She could be the one of the last of her species, and zoos are working to bring them back. HUMANS (poaching, land development, etc) are what cause innumerable amounts of animals to go extinct every day. We can't give them "sunshine and freedom" without knowing that we've spelled out their doom. I hate seeing a lion pacing the end of its cage, but I also hate watching a lion shot down by poachers and having its pelt ripped from its flesh. Sorry if there are any severe inconsistencies in my opinion, but I'm truthfully not a poacher nor an animal expert lol.
The zoo should keep the animals because the animals might bee in danger and the endangered animals may never be seen again. All the people may never see the animals unless they go to the wild and what if someone went out there for nothing because they may have thought that there faverout animals were still alive when they aren't alive.So plz keep the animals at the zoo.
I believe they should be kept in zoos because without zoos we wouldn't be seeing all the beautiful animals we see today. Zoos may keep animals from the wild and there freedom but its better for them. At zoos they breed the animals which helps there species increase not decrease which is a great thing. That's why I believe they should be kept in zoos
We get to watch,learn,and actually see them in person. Would you rather go to Africa and see a lion in person and get eaten or killed or go and see it in person at a zoo. Would you want to see them in person or just see them on a screen. It's your choice.
While I agree with this im on the side that says they should stay. I'm going to keep this short with one argument. If animals are put back into the wild without the knowledge to survive they will die and even if they survive hunters will kill them. Zoos maybe the only thing keeping a certain species on earth.
Especially if there are going extinct. You should criticize specific zoos, not all zoos. Because one zoo might treat their animals completely differently from another zoo. I'm sure most people would agree that not all of the zoos, are exactly the same. Therefore I think that zoos should not be banned.
Zoos help animals that may have been in danger at some time. When those animals get well and old enough, they sometimes get released into the wild; so not all animals spend their entire life in the zoo.
Most of the animals that are in zoos are endangered, so the people that work there treat them with care and kindness. Zoos are nice to animals and are NOT prisons.
This is ridiculous zoos have gone the extra mile to care for the health and happiness of the animals in them. Also they have helped saved countless of endangered species and protect their habitats. The Henry Doorly Zoo has developed a method they are using to help save and rebuild coral reefs.
That's all to say. It's so stupid to say that animals have a better life in nature! Why? Just shut up with it and pleas think before you speak! Some animals won't even be alive anymore without zoos! Zoos should not be banned as they play an important role in ensuring continuity of certain species of animals. Endangered animals are often kept in the safety of zoos where they can breed. Zoos also help educate the public about certain animals and hence encourage them to protect the natural environment.
I am one of the most militant animal rights supporters you could possibly come across. I wouldn't even kill a fly. And it's for this reason that I completely support and encourage zoos to do their bit to conserve and protect endangered species. This isn't the 19th century, people. Zoos no longer keep animals in tight cages and operate purely for our entertainment. This is the 21st century. Zoos are now vital for the conservation of endangered species. Without them, extinction would be a far more common problem.
I do not agree that we should ban zoos.I am strongly disagree.This is one of the way how we can preserve all of animals kind in this world at least.For example,dinosaur species.I can say that this species would not extinct if there were zoos 231.4 million years ago.At least we can see dodo birds now.I can say that there are still too many animals abusers outside there.We can let go the animals when it is on the right time.Thank you
Against are the main and to know about keeping the animals in the zoo should not be banned and i need the answer why and to know about it more and more and we have to concentrate also more and more than the other and it help to work the brain also know about it very well.
I understand that when zoos first started up they were appalling but come on! They have come so far and all have to be checked, approved and monitored now on a constant basis...The animals are the main reason for them, to help educate people, to take part in endangered species breeding programs and to assist in conservation projects. Zoos nowadays do their upmost to provide the animals with as much of a natural, realistic environment as they would be in in the wild, we need to appreciate this.
Learning about animal diversity and their behaviors to enrich their lives and ours. I believe that the true reason for zoos are to capture the sick or injured wild animal. People have made it into a business for entertainment yes, but also to learn and teach each other that if we don't help these animals their may be a extreme extinction of exotic animals that we could have stopped if we had learned about the animals more thoroughly. As humans we are to be humane and that is to be pro-life am I right, or am i right?
Stop looking at what is just in front of your eyes and do some research with the zoo if possible and learn what they zoo is for the benefit of the animal. If the zoos were to torment and stress them, wouldn't you think we would just strap them all in a electrocuting chair and get it done with behind cement walls?
Even the petting zoos are beneficial to your children learning touch, smell, sight, and warnings of animals. Children learn hands on and can make a difference later on in life such as stop the people in countries where people cut off horns of live rhinos for money and then leave them for dead because they can no longer fend for themselves and for infection.
I can go on and on about this but I am hoping you will do me the favor and open your eyes and hear a bit clearer to understand the zoos are not the enemy here.
The argument "Animals should just be kept in the wild" is invalid because there is so little untouched wild left. Especially with large predators, the interactions they have with humans often get them killed. Unless you have some great ideas about removing humans from the animal's natural habitat, this argument won't work. The argument "you should just go to the wild to see them" is invalid. Most people these days can barely afford food, let alone an expensive plane ticket to an even-more-expensive African safari. Without zoos, most city people would never see a deer or a chipmunk, let alone a large mammal or venomous snake. Reputable zoos spend considerable efforts and donations toward in-wild conservation efforts. Photos and TV just can't do it justice.
People should be able to enjoy the beauty of animals and share that love with generations with their children's children and so on. Also there are more and more poachers in the world and animals are becoming endangered every day. Plus zoos are the only place where people can see animals that do not live in their country.
Keeping animals in zoos ,to some people, is against animal welfare laws, but to be honest I think they are good; they keep only a few of each kind in a zoo - kind of like Noah and his Ark - and are monitoring their reproduction so that the animals are producing more of their species for the greater good. They occasionally release some of these animals back to/into the wild which is a brilliant idea, to me. Don't forget, animal reserves are doing the same job as zoos - just on a smaller scale! We need not to think about what is happening in zoos NOW, we need to think about what effect will the decisions we make leave upon our future generations.
Animals needs freedom, just like we human. Every living things in Earth are the same. We can deprive animals freedom to satisfy our joy. If you are animals, do you what to stay in the cage? People hurt animals. The zoo want to earn money so they don’t give food to animals and let visitors to buy food to feed them, these cause the animals always stay in really full status or hungry status. People make animals preform circus, so they always whip them. People use animals to achieve their own purpose, do not care about the feeling of animals.
We need zoos to educate all the public and keep rare species ALIVE! We all can see and learn all about these animals at the zoo. It makes all children happy and you can see different wild life. If the animals are extinct how will we save them? At a zoo of course! Also if they get extinct and they are at the zoo children will have a chance to see those animals. But zoos are also important because children will get to see animals that you don't see everyday!
Without zoos, many animal species would be on or over the brink of extinction. I would love for animals to be able to roam free in their natural habitats as much as anyone else, but that is simply impossible nowadays. Humans live and use almost every corner of land of Earth and so some animals simply have nowhere to live anymore. There is not enough room to roam free because of us. At least we are doing something to try and help the animals. The majority of zoos are monitored and regulated (I have done a University project on this) and this means that they HAVE TO treat their animals well. If not they are closed down! Either have zoos with animals or don't have animals at all.
People can learn about the animals, and the zoos take good care of animals, their survival chances are much better than in the wild. They also make the rare animals less rarer, so they won't get extinct. Without the zoos, people won't be amused. And it's much better to hear people laugh than no laughs at all.
Zoos can save animals who are hurt, or injured or in danger or endangered. Zoos can help us to learn about the animals so we can strengthen our environment to help the ones who are in the wild.
Zoos can provide a place for animals who are on the brink of extinction. Zoos can boost that population and then release into the wild.
1. Educational for lots of people, especially for the students
2. Protect endangered animal species / prevent further extinction
3. More stable and healthier lives of animals because there are experts who take care of every animal's well being
4. Zoos are great source of information for researchers who study animals