As a child, many people would often go to the zoo or to the circus and see animals in real life. In circuses, animals would often perform tricks and stunts, dazzling the audience. In the zoo, people would often see animals in their native habitat, or what looks like it. Children were mainly amazed with the animals and were always exited to go see the animals. As the years go by, they start to realize that some of the animals are suffering and are being mistreated, especially in circuses. They see that the animals in zoos are depressed and lonely and the animals in the circuses are chained up. What is worse is that animals in laboratories are often treated very poorly; more poorly than what Americans treat prisoners and refugees. There have been many debates on whether animals should be held in captivity. Some groups believe that animals should not be held in captivity because they have the same capacities as humans. They believe that animals can feel emotion and have a sense of morality. Animals in captivity are deprived of their natural habitat and their instincts. Animals raised in captivity tend to rely more on humans compared to animals raised in the wild. They also believe zookeepers and trainers are putting themselves at risk when taking care of the animals. There have been many incidents including the death of trainers by animals, one highlighted by the movie “Blackfish” by director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. There are others who believe that putting animals in captivity is beneficial for not only the animal, but for humans as well. Humans get more jobs if more animals are put into captivity because there is an increase in the amount of people needed. Another benefit of keeping animals in captivity is that it could help save a species who is endangered and close to going extinct. Another benefit is that it helps increase the amount of food available because some animals are raised for food. Putting animals in captivity wrong unless they are being used for the animal’s benefits.
On May 28, 2016, tragedy struck, when a three-year-old boy fell into a gorilla cage inhabited by a 440-pound male silverback, named Harambe. Inside the Cincinnati Zoo, chaos ensued, as the mother of the child panicked, horrified by the gorilla dragging her son by the arm and leg across the enclosure. Harambe had climbed down to investigate the child who was stuck in the corner of the moat, simply wishing to inquire about what was occurring. In the end, Harambe was tragically killed, as the zookeepers did not wish to chance a child’s life. While it was a tough and appalling decision, we as a society can now conclude that it was the correct one, as a human beings’ life should be saved at any expense.
Small black forms scramble when you open the doors to the barn scattering into holes in the walls to escape the harsh light they are unaccustomed to. If you get the chance to see one its small beady red eyes glare up at you and its sharp yellow teeth scream filth. Disease is a common notation when used with them. They’ve even become the face of a worldwide epidemic back in the Middle ages. Rats. Disgusting, evil, mean, and dirty little beings that make messes and are too stupid to escape the trap of a life of fear.
The deeper I dig into animal abuse , the more I want to become a vegetarian. But it is not easy as it seems. The things that I have seen and read makes me sick to my stomach. To watch a hopeless cow, get whipped , is sickening. Watching baby Chicklets die in a big machine , brings tears to my eyes. Millions of animals every day die cruel deaths , and I no longer want to be an accomplice to the crimes. While it may be hard to retrain myself , I should and intend to just stop eating meat.
It would be a good idea to change your feelings, looks, beliefs, or actions because you could have friends just like you, you can be different but be yourself. It may be safer, or better to be a conformist because you can fit in and no one will make fun of you or judge you if you fit in. If you would want to change your beliefs that would be a big change, but if that's what you want to do that's ok but just know you're changing on what you believe in. The dangers of conforming could be trouble because maybe you start to change your body and looks so that would mean it would be much harder to get a job. Their are pros and cons to changing yourself the pros may sound better but they're not. Like look at Leopard Man, well if you don’t know Leopard
There are so many reasons that snow leopards are going extinct. The first reason is that the bones, flesh, and fur, and organs of large cats are beneficial in traditional Asian medicine. Humans are the second reason that they are going extinct we have pushed even further with our livestock into the snow leopards territory.
Another example of an infectious disease is feline leukemia which was caused by a retrovirus that enters cells and affects the immune system in cats. There are different variations of symptoms that can show that a feline is infected with FeLV: lymphosarcoma, affected blood cells resulting in nonregenerative anemia and immunosuppression which leaves the feline open to other bacterial infections. It is highly contagious amongst felines through personal contact such as grooming and can be passed from the mother to the offspring while in the womb but is not zoonotic. It also can be spread through blood and so blood being used for transfusions should be tested. Diagnostic testing would be to use a snap test using the cat’s blood. Additional blood tests are also available to test for FeLV. Once diagnosed, depending how affected the cat is, will determine the veterinarian’s course of treatment which is usually medications. Vaccines are used to help prevent the disease but isn’t 100% effective. Before getting the vaccine, the cat should be tested to see if it was vaccine-induced or actually the disease. This is because administration of a vaccine can give a false positive to
With the extinction of many animals and the changing environment due to human activities, conservation methods should be put into action to save the earth and its residents. With so many negative things happening to the environment it is possible that the earth and its resources could run out in the next few generations. One species, the mountain gorillas, contribute greatly to the well being of the earth and needs to be saved. Being the destroyers of the earth, I believe that it our duty to find a way repent for our negligence to our neighbors and environment.
Our ever-growing hunting of predators in the natural world has exceedingly taken a toll on our ecosystem. As we are destroying the population of predators, the very problematic organisms that the predators prey on are having a population boom. The population boom of these less threatened prey have now resulted in seriously threatening changes to the ecosystem. For example, Amur Leopards have a beautifully patterned fur that can sell between $500-$1000 per pelt. With these sales, hunters are constantly hunting these gorgeous big cats, and their population has dwindled down to just a little more than 60 individuals living now. These cats, are crucial to the ecology of Asia, along with its economy and culture. They perform mutualism with other
Exotic animals should be banned from being purchased, hunted, and or traded from their natural habitat. People can look at an exotic animal for a couple minutes, but captivity affects their whole life. Exotic animals caged in non-natural habitats can experience many physical, and mental issues.
The Panthera pardus orientalis or the amur leopard is often called “The Rarest Cat in the World”. Do you know why this is so? Well, let's just say this is not for a very content reason. Amur leopards go by this title because they are endangered. You might think, though, that there probably about maybe 2,000 or more left, but if you think that then you are way off. Do you know how many there are? Take a wild guess. Don’t know? Well, I’ll tell you. According to WWF, there are only an estimated 60-70 left in the wild. There are approx. 220 in zoos across North America, Europe, and Japan. As you can see this species is on the verge of extinction, but there is still hope for this species.The only way this species will be able to survive is if we help. First here is some information about my species.
With nearly millions of animals dying each year from being captive, or endangered species being hunted down and killed, we need to discover a new way of displaying that our world is full of beautiful animals and wildlife. Wild animals are suffering both physically and mentally from the lack of freedom that confinement imposes. These harmful environments are preventing animals from having the opportunity to live in, and be exposed to their natural habitats. Keeping animals imprisoned in cages and small enclosures just for the sake of human observation causes stress and frustration, which is risking animals overall health and well being. These morally unacceptable and cruel actions of retaining wild animals in captivity is certainly wrong.