Zoos Argument

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One hundred and forty two years ago in Philadelphia the first zoo opened in the United States. To this day it still runs and is a popular place for people all around the country to visit. As of 2017 there are 10,000 zoos running in America. Though Zoos are very popular people have been questioning whether they are a help to the animals or unjust. The answer to this question is they are a great thing for animals all over the world for many reasons. Some include the fact that they help with endangered species, take in injured animals, and take good care of the animals in their facilities. Slowly animals go extinct, but zoos are continuously trying to help prevent animal extinction. The World Economic Forum states “Globally, on average, vertebrate species populations have declined 52% since 1970. Over-exploitation, habitat destruction and alteration, global climate change, and other pressures have created conditions that scientists now suggest signal a sixth mass extinction episode for our …show more content…

The only zoos that ever kill surplus animals are the zoos located in the European continent. Though this is true that not all zoos are a great place for animals a statement given by Dr. Dave Hone, a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London says “However, I am perfectly willing to recognise that there are bad zoos and bad individual exhibits. Not all animals are kept perfectly, much as I wish it were otherwise, and even in the best examples, there is still be room for improvement. But just as the fact that some police are corrupt does not mean we should not have people to enforce the law, although bad zoos or exhibits persist does not mean they are not worthwhile institutes. It merely means we need to pay more attention to the bad and improve them or close them.” Some zoos are corrupt but many are still helping animals all over the world to avoid many terrible things from

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