About 150 million people visit the zoo every year. One time when I went to the Omaha zoo with my family. My favorite part was when my family and I went to the aquarium. And there were squids in tanks and the best part of that was there was a little hallway and if you would look up there were sharks, puffer fish, more squids and even, stingrays. Some people believe that zoos are bad for animals. I disagree because zoos save endangered animals, protects wildlife, has medical care for injured animals and has enough food and water for all the animals. In my opinion animals can live a healthy physical and emotional life in a zoo. In the first place, zoos have all the food that the zoo animals need. For example, tigers need 3 pounds
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One of the most fun, visually amazing functions to visit are zoo's. Growing up as a kid going to the zoo was so much fun and basically guaranteed a great day out. People have been complaining and questioning the role of zoo's for a long time now. Some claim that it actually kills the animals off faster. Others claim that zoo's actually help protect and preserve the lives of these animals. Only one can make a reasonable argument by studying sources, and finding out statistics. 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 play.
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 have been around for 4,000 years, for many years people have gone to zoos to see wild animals up close. What people do not know is animals don't have the best interest in being in a zoo. The article, "Zoos: The Historical Debate" from Globalanimal.org discusses some pros (positive sides) and cons (negative sides) of zoos. As well as how millions of people visit zoos around the world and how some argue that zoos are either places of education and conversation or unnecessary prisons. After reading the article a logical conclusion is zoos are detrimental to animals.
Zoos take giant roles to protect animals. In the magazines I read, "The Stripes Will Survive", and "The Zoos Go Wild," and the video that I watched called "Behind the Scenes with the National Zoo's Lion Cubs.", there are ways that they help the animals.
Some people go to zoos to see the wild animals, but that’s not all that they are for. People in groups such as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) may think that zoos cannot provide the needs to wild animals as the wild can. Zoos help animals. They have improved, helping to repopulate species and save animals in the wild.
As claimed in the LCA article, ”Animals in zoos are forced to live in artificial, stressful, and downright boring conditions”(User, Super). Evidence shows time to time that animals are being affected by zoos. There are many things hidden behind the facilities, that many people do not know about. The animals are being held in conditions that no animal should ever live in. Even though some zoos do focus on helping the animals, they are not as beneficial to the animal because they are not provided with the proper care and attention they need and zoos do not try to fix their problems.
Zoos may seem fun to visit and exciting to see the animals; but what you don’t see is the suffering and depression that lies in these helpless creatures. There are many arguments whether or not zoos are good or bad, and if they should be removed or kept. Several think that zoos should be abolished or at least very much improved, due to animal cruelty. While, others want zoos to stay because it is beneficial for the animals and people. I strongly believe that zoos aren’t good for both the public and animals for numerous reasons.
There have been a lot of problems with animals in zoos. It has gotten to the point where zoos are hated and looked upon as a places of animal torture. Are zoos really that bad? Turns out, they are. They do not have enough space, they do not allow the animals to communicate with each other, and they sell the animals to cruel circuses.
According to the text “Do Animals Lose in Zoos?” zoos spend millions of dollars to create bigger and better animal enclosures in order to to improve the conditions for the animals. Zoos also help to raise millions of dollars to support conservation projects in Africa and Asia. Nevertheless not all zoos are the same some organizations like PETA, oppose zoos because the “homes” made for zoo animals only meet their basic needs. So all the critics won't have reasons to hate on zoos because they are building better and bigger exhibits.
One of the reasons is that animals get hurt in zoos. In the article “13 Zoos Were Bad For Animals” A bear starved to death in the Toledo zoo, this makes me think that maybe they didn't want the bear because they need to be fed a lot, but it is still cruel. Why do they do that? Another example is a zoo killed a 2 year old giraffe and fed it to lions. I have thought about this why would you kill it it was healthy, if it was sick let it heal ,if it was weak
Zoos provide protection for animals. Some hunters may kill animals in the wild for their skin so they can sell it. In a zoo, this can never occur. Another reason that zoos should not be banned is that animals are really looked after in the zoo. If an animal got sick in the wild nature there is no one to treat it and most probably the animal will suffer from pain and may even die. However, if the same case was in a zoo, highly qualified vets will be available to deal with this situation appropriately and these vets will provide medicine to the sick or injured
As said in "Zoos:Myth and reality" by Rob Laidlaw "Nearly every zoo from the smallest operations to the largest professional zoos they all claim to be making important contributions to the conservation of animals when all they use is a tiny percentage of money is really used for the allocated resources needed to contribute towards the conservation of animals.
There are zoos all over America. Some of these zoos are being targeted for holding the animals captive and many believe that zoos are a waste of resources. But zoos are actually very important for society. Zoos are important because they are educational, they treat the animals very humanly, and they have saved many species from going extinct.
Many people living in the United States have been involved in one way or another with a zoo their lifetime. For some people it may be going to the zoo with family and others may have visited the zoo with their school on a field trip. Some zoos have been criticized lately for supposed poor treatment of animals. This is completely against what zoos are for. Zoos are meant to be a place where people can be educated about animals. If zoos all close everyone, children and adults, are losing out on a great opportunity to be educated about animals and to use this information to make a difference.