Essay on Zoos and Animal Rights

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Among many other fun and exciting attraction to visit around our community, a visit to the zoo has always been a memorable experience. This cost effective priceless lifetime experience is being undermined by a group of activists all around the country. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), world largest animal rights organization, argue that zoos deprived animals from satisfying their most basic needs. They urge not to patronized zoos and claims that the money spent on ticket purchases pays for animals to be imprisoned and traded, not rescued and rehabilitated. They go on saying in summary that zoos strip animals from their rights. So this heated debate revolves around the animal rights and how the zoo industry inhibits it. …show more content…
Fifty-four percent of the individuals surveyed offered comments about the elevated awareness of their role in conservation as a direct consequence of their visit to the zoo. Furthermore, sixty one percent of visitors were able to talk about what they learned from their previous visit, and thirty five percent reported that the visit reinforced their existing beliefs about conservation, stewardship and love of animals in different surveys. As news writer Amy miller (2014) states zoos are working harder than ever to save endangered animals around the world. She explained that the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is headquartered at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, is working with local officials in Malaysia to stop people from hunting exotic birds to sell their feathers. Furthermore, The California zoo is famous for its work helping to save China's giant panda. Three panda cubs have been born at the zoo already. The San Diego Zoo now has the largest population of giant pandas outside mainland China.
In addition to promoting conservation many modern zoo encourage research. Studies and research have to be done in order to contribute to the preservation of endangered species. The San Diego zoo for instance just opened the Conservation and Research for Endangered Species Center. The $22 million center gives scientists cutting-edge instruments and plenty of room to do their work as mentioned by Amy (2014). Farmers in Africa think the spotted cheetah is an
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