Since the beginning of life itself, some species have lived and prospered while other species have gone extinct never to be seen again by mankind. Because of this, some would claim that extinction is natural and not significantly problematic to the world that we live in. Others, however, understand that due to climate change, habitat loss, and poaching, more and more species are becoming endangered which leads to a chain reaction that can be devastating to ecosystems. Species such as the Chinook salmon, gorillas, tropical sharks, and polar bears are all directly affected by climate change, species such as northern spotted owls, Sumatran tigers, and lemurs are greatly harmed due to habitat loss, and species such as the sea turtle, Javan rhinoceros, African elephant, and the Red-Fronted Macaw are all affected by poaching driving them all closer and closer to becoming extinct.
For one thing, many animals in captivity are animals that were found sick or injured, and are being nursed back to health. Danielle Pucillo, a previous volunteer at a zoo, states, “the zoo where I volunteered rehabilitated various birds of prey,
Imagine one minute running freely on the vast green terrain surrounding you, then the next locked up in a cold, hard, cage. It sounds horrible, right? Who would want to be locked up with minimal area to stretch your legs, and have people staring at you constantly? I for one,
Kate Chopin's The Awakening is full of symbolism such as birds, clothes, houses and other narrative elements are symbols with an extremely significant meaning. The birds are the major symbolic images from the very beginning of the novel: "A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the
To begin explaining, jealousy is a sin, and this “after life” as a parrot is a form of purgatory, which is a state of suffering where the souls of sinners are to expiate their sins before they can go to heaven. It is very important to the story for the husband to be reincarnated as a parrot because a parrot can’t wander around the house like a dog or cat could because birds are kept in cages. In addition to the parrot’s importance, parrots can repeat what is said to them. This allows the husband to “talk pretty well, but none of my words are adequate. I can’t make her understand.” So, the husband couldn’t do much or say much to intervene with his wife’s affairs or let her know it’s him, and it only frustrated him more and added to his jealousy. Also, before his death, he was in a way acting like a bird because “I was holding on to a limb with arms and legs wrapped around it,” like a bird be holding onto a branch with its feet if it was up in a tree. This could have had an influence on him coming back as a bird after his accidental, deadly fall from the tree. Longing for his wife’s affection and despite the multiple factors holding him back from her, the husband still attempts to win her
To deliberate these points further the settings of Gateshead, Lowood and Thornfield They saw a bird as caged, fragile, and beautiful, who like a woman needs to protect her nest, but the bird must be nurtured, because on her own she was incapable, and vulnerable. (The British Library, 2014).
When a bird is put into a cage, it feels trapped. Even if it wants to leave, it can’t. All of it’s decisions have already been made for them. When it tries to speak out, we shut it up. In the book Out of the Easy by Rupa Sepetys, Josie, the main character, was treated like a bird in a cage, trying to escape and always trying to seek help. The decisions her mom made impacted her more than the decisions Josie made for herself. Since her mom was labeled as a “whore” or “a prostitute”, Josie was thought of that as well. But Josie turned her situation around, she had a willingness and such strive to get out of her rusty cage, her miserable town; she didn’t let her past affect her future.
(R1) Birds are so loud. Screeches, poop, feathers. The cage was huge. Water went everywhere It smelled like a zoo. Living with Blue was like a loud..nightmare. He escaped from his cage a few times. (Little brothers fault.) My brother
Quaker parrots are incredibly intelligent and you can very quickly teach them how to talk. With the right training, you can even teach them to say things at appropriate times such as only saying "Good morning" when its actually time-appropriate. Quaker parrots are noisy birds and although they usually only communicate at a moderate volume, they will be whistling, chirping and talking all day long - definitely not a pet for those who hate excessive noise.
They are ripped from their natural habitats and family. “...When trappers take animals away from their natural habitats, the animals often change hands several times through intermediaries and exporters, and they endure grueling transport conditions...” (Inside The Exotic Animal Trade, PETA) Animals are taken from their families and homes. They are traumatized and can gain many illnesses by being taken from their natural environments. They are also violently ripped from their homes and trapped, caged, and starved. Animal abuse continues at the airport. “...Parrots may have their beaks and feet taped and be stuffed into plastic tubes that can easily be hidden in luggage, and stolen bird and reptile eggs are concealed in special vests so that couriers can bypass X-ray machines at airports. Baby turtles have been
The bird is the freedom of language. If the children were holding the bird, they can choose to let it go or kill it. Children today can learn how to express themselves the right way, or they can use ignorant and violent language.
Tigers, monkeys, snakes, and koalas. These are all animals children probably wanted as pets when they were younger, but it’s a good thing their parents had not allowed it. Keeping exotic animals in a cage at home can be identified as cruel and dangerous. Not only are they not domestic animals, but they are also quite expensive.