The Benefits Of The Ethical Treatment Of Animals In Zoos

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There are about 6,000 different species of animals that are placed in zoos and held captive each year. Many exotic animals are captured and forced to stay at zoos for most of their lives. These animals deserve to be free, but at the same time people need jobs and money needs brought into the zoos. Without trapping these animals, the zoo would fail to bring in any money; however, the animals are becoming psychologically damaged due to captivity and its many consequences. Yet, zoos can also save exotic animals who do not have a place to live, or cannot find their own food to eat. Both sides of this controversy are extremely important and have many different ways of looking at the issue of trapping many animals each year. Some people believe that trapping exotic animals at zoos is beneficial in many ways while others do not. Zoos are forcing exotic animals into captivity which can cause psychological damage to them. Foremost, the animals can be affected mentally through being trapped at the zoo. An organization called The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) believe that “zoochosis” is a specific psychological distress in zoo animals much like deprivation caused by boredom, loneliness, or abuse. Zoochosis causes animals to rock, sway, or pace endlessly (Zoos and Other, 2017). By animals being placed in zoos, this disorder can easily arise from them being stuck in certain areas all day long. The animals start to go crazy from having to stay in a confined
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