Zoos are businesses that are made for money.
• Zoos have birds who cannot fly, and tigers who cannot hunt. Surely you can learn more about wild animals by watching them in their natural habitat.
• It is hard to see how looking at caged animals can teach us anything about their lives in the wild.
• An earlier study found that only 2% of the world’s 6,000-plus threatened or endangered species were registered in zoo breeding programs. It is clear from these statistics that zoos actually do very little to help save the world’s endangered animals.
• Some people say that animals in zoos are well looked after and are happy and contented. But wild animals need their freedom, and don’t enjoy captivity. No matter how well their keepers care for them, many suffer because they are not suited to living in a cage, tank or enclosure.