Do you remember ever going to the zoo as a child? Most children love the zoo. They get to experience animals that they would not normally get to see every day. They also get to learn about those animals and many are greatly affected when they learn about one being endangered and learning that means that there are almost no more left. They want to learn how to help and that is where they learn that they can help. They learn that they too can grow up to be scientists, zoologists, rescuers, wildlife rehabilitators, or spokespeople for wildlife conservation, all of which are important to helping all the animals. Anyone can help by just visiting zoos because zoos rely on their visitors to continue to stay open, care for many amazing animals, and educate the public about wildlife around the world. Some people believe that zoos just take these beautiful animals from the wild and lock them in cages to make money and be cruel. In
The exhibits are also very fascinating, and after going to the zoo you can catch a glimpse of a certain animal's way of life. Without zoos we wouldn't have the unbelievable experience of seeing Earth's most beautiful life forms. Zoos keep endangered species safe, and out of harms way. We need to start caring about the life forms on this planet. Showing each animal compassion, and love. My knowledge on zoos has been stretched after my reading analysis today. Based off of the articles, "The Stripes Will Survive", "The Zoos Go Wild", and "Our Beautiful Macaws and Why They Need Enrichment", we can truly get in-depth analysis about the role zoo's
Zoos have always been criticized because some claim that animals are being abused and mistreated due to the lack and care of certain zoos. However, zoos actually help many animals with research and are critically important for conservation purposes. People need to understand that zoos have programs that breed endangered animals as well as rescue programs for exotic animals that people are no longer able to support. Also, they have many hands on activities that allow people to get more connected to animals. In addition, zoos do not only focus on animals. They focus on environmental problems/concerns as well. Zoos help us stay educated about environmental impacts and animal care.
Animals kept in zoos has always been a controversial decision. Zoos have been around for 4,000 years. Many people argue about the impact a zoo has on an animal and the world. According to the article, ”Zoos: The Historical Debate”, “Some people argue that zoos play an important role in conservation of endangered animals, others say that zoos do more harm than good.” I believe that zoos play an important role in conservation. They also educate us about animals. Finally, zoos entertain us in many ways. In my opinion, zoos impact the world in a good way.
Zoos are terrible places for animals that do not belong in cages. Zoos include roadside zoos, petting zoos, and smaller animal exhibits. The animals they have are meant to be out in the wild not locked up in cages. The areas are not big enough for them to be animals. They are held in captivity with nowhere to go because if they try to break out, they are going to get shot down. Animals are not meant for entertainment. If you want to see an animal there are many websites with live cameras in order to see it. Also, if you want to see animals the animals should have a free range area and the people ride around in cars to look. The people should take the chances of getting beaten, eaten, trampled, etc. Zoos make money off poor animals who have no choice
A question that has been debated for a very long time is, are zoos good or bad for animals? People have there opinions, and they back up their opinions with facts, facts that are true, but there are always facts for each side of the argument. Zoos have been around for over a hundred years and they have been adored and despised by many people. In the United States alone they have about 180 million visitors a year. Something about see animals in real life draws the attention of society. These articles i'm going to talk about on the positives and negatives of zoos display the nature of zoos that value their animals, and those that don't, and also with the problem of HAC (human animal conflict).
Zoos are the underrated American pastime. They’re not attended as much as baseball or football games yet almost everyone has been to one within their lifetimes, whether it be through a class trip or a family get together, zoos have always been there for our entertainment and learning needs. They’ve become major centers of learning and conservation and the zoos we have today transform the minds of the young children that attend as well as aid in the preservation of as many possible species that they can. Yet, zoos have not always been this way. Up until the 1930’s, zoos have been fairly cruel, inhumane places that have focused solely on profit rather than the wellbeing of the animals they house making many zoos places that animals go to die
Animals in zoos are kept for studies or if they are sick, but most animals were taken away from their families to be put on show for us. Zoos shouldn’t keep the animals because they are having financial problems that cost millions of dollars, and since animals aren’t in their natural habitat, their behaviors change and attacked people. Zoos are places to see animals from different habitats around the world, but are the animals happy
Zoos are an unnatural environment for animals. Despite the benefits that may appear to come from zoos, wild animals should not be held in captivity. “A zoo can teach you a lot about how animals behave in captivity but will teach you very little about the behavior of animals in the wild” (2017). Although thought to be educational, zoos are not the best way to learn about animals. Zoos are said to help endangered species by using captive breeding and release, but research shows that captive breeding isn’t always effective. Zoos do not provide natural habitats and put unnecessary stress on animals.
Zoos are important for animal education. According to Agnew, zoos are an amazing way for people to learn about wildlife without having to travel far distances (2). If we had to travel far distances all the time then people would be less interested in learning more about them. More money would be spent on your traveling than on you simply driving to the zoo.
Zoos often claim they are modern day arks, providing a safe, comfortable environment; making animals happy and content; educating the world about wildlife; and saving species from the brink of extinction while at the same time providing vital research into the lives of animals. There is a moral presumption against keeping wild, defenseless animals in captivity. The zoo is a prison for animals who have been sentenced without a trial. Either we have duties to animals or we do not. I feel that we have a duty and responsibility to animals and need to provide them with respect not neglect.
Have you ever thought about the lifestyle and the future of the animals, whether they should have them live with us on Earth or not? “Animals have few rights, but they have every right to be here.” (Bigcat Rescue) A way to keep the animals safe is by having zoos. Having Zoos means to keep the animals alive and to prevent their future from being impacted where they may no longer live in this world. Zoos are there to not only entertain people by their unique characteristics, but zoos also provide utmost care to the animals to ensure that the animals will continue to survive. A reason why some people disagree on having zoos is because they think that the zoo workers are taking
There are a couple of pros that are associated with animals being kept in zoos. Zoos are among the greatest places to take your family for a fun time. Going to zoos, you will see many exotic animals that you only get to see on tv or read in magazines. Zoos are meant for a great time with family and friends, and a learning experience in which you will read and learn about many of the animals there. When people are at zoos there not thinking too much about the
Imagine you see enraged species some people love zoos and. some people think it is not right for animals in captivity. In my opinion I think many zoos need a lot of improving and make zoos the animal’s homes.
Some zookeepers abuse animals. Takepart.com says that, “A judge later ruled that keepers can't use electrical prods on the animals.” Some people are mistreating the animals of a beating and starving them, sometimes even to death. PETA.org.uk states, “There is also strong evidence that many zoos “dispose” of “surplus” animals, either by killing them or selling them to unethical exotic-animal dealers. In one British zoo, the carcasses of slaughtered animals, including baboons and endangered deer, were left to rot beside bins.” Sometimes even animals abuse each other. Slate.com says that, “Tom, a gorilla… was moved hundreds of miles away because he was a good genetic match for another zoo’s gorilla. At the new zoo, he was abused by the other gorillas and lost a third of his body weight. Eventually, he was sent back home, only to be sent to another zoo again once he was nursed back to health. When his zookeepers visited him at his new zoo, he ran toward them sobbing and crying, following them until visitors complained that the zookeepers were “hogging the gorilla.” Animals also don't get enough room in the zoos. Many animals travel and need large territories such as lions, elephants, zebras, gazelles, and many more. Nhptv.org states that, “Some large animals, like mountain lions, moose, and brown bears, need large home ranges.” Animals don't get enough room so they don't get it who exercise every day.