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  • Negative Effects Of Wild Animals

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    Not only do zoos cause physical damage to animals, but also, they cause mental and emotional issues in wild animals. After all animals do display signs of consciousness, so they do have feelings about being locked up in displays and cages around the clock. Recently, a group of animal researchers signed a declaration proclaiming that animals are self-aware. Alex Halberstadt’s article called “Zoo Animals and Their Discontent” stated, “The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in Human and Nonhuman

  • Importance Of Animals In Zoos

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    controversy that scrutinize the mere existence of zoos. A infant got into the cage of Harabe; the gorilla posed a threat to the life of the infant and was shot. This raised many questions because some civilians recalled the gorilla protecting the infant. This also enraged many people because this gorilla’s life could have been saved if he was not in captivity in the first place. In addition, it brought up the major question as to where or not zoos still serve a purpose in today’s society. This topic

  • Persuasive Speech On Animal Abuse

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    to save animals from being killed. As types of animals, we could get extinct, so it is our job to make sure that all of the animals, harmful or not, stay in our society. According to Britannica Schools, “They found the resting tiger, a 4-year-old, 350-pound Siberian tiger named Tatiana. They shot and killed the animal.” There is no good reason to kill an animal that did nothing to you, or is harming you. There are elephants, deer, birds, and much more animals drinking from watering holes in Botswana

  • Essay Zoos and Aquariums: A Barbaric Institution

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    animals in a zoo or aquarium is looked at favorably in most aspects but what we fail to realize is that we have placed animals which at one point lived freely in wide open spaces into captivity. Society is assuming these animals are happy to be taken from their natural habitat and placed in pens and cages because they have every need handed to them. David Suzuki asked “What gives us the right to exploit other living organisms as we see fit?” (681). Through selfishness, people have justified zoos and aquariums

  • Essay on Animals in Captivity

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    Running Head: Trapped Behind Bars The zoo is packed with children, running everywhere. They laugh and smile as they watch the animals at the zoo sleep. What these children do not realize is that these animals are dying on the inside. Animals that live at the zoo are extremely depressed. These animals can suffer severe psychological disorders from being out of their natural environment. But others argue that keeping these animals in captivity will help keep endangered species alive. However, the

  • Zoos : The Lack Of Freedom Captivity

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    million people across the world visit zoos annually and over 10,000 zoos exist worldwide (The World Zoo Conservation Strategy). Wildlife parks and aquariums generate $5,136,250,000 each year in the United States alone (Encyclopedia Entry: Zoos). Millions of animals are held captive and live very different lives from their ancestors. The history of zoos shows that thousands of years ago, monarchs held animal’s captive to show power and wealth (Encyclopedic Entry: Zoos). Today, it can be argued that animals

  • Wild Animals Should NOT Be Kept in Captivity

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    put exotic animals, aquatic and terrestrial, in zoos or aquariums where people can go to see them to learn more about them in order to protect them. It just so happens that by putting these animals into captivity, we are causing more damage to them, just as damage is occurring in the wild and more species are becoming extinct. Animals should not be held in captivity; it does not save them from going extinct, but helps kill them off. The first zoo in the United States was established in 1874 in Philadelphia

  • Animals Are Not Accorded Equal Rights

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    theory, utilitarianism and religious ethics have all pointed to the fact that doing something to create happiness to the maximum is sometimes ethically wrong (Magee 23). Philosophers like Kant have argued this on the basis that keeping the animals in zoos or captivity is unethical and contravenes their rights. It is also against the animal’s natural right of freedom. Animals be they domestic or wild should be accorded the freedom they deserve of being allowed to roam and move freely at all times. Philosopher

  • How Harmful Are Zoos Captive?

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    individuals, the zoo is a source of youthful astonishment and fond reminiscences: hopping kangaroos, swinging monkeys, and roaring lions. A warm summer day spent at the Brookfield Zoo may sound like an enjoyable time; however, the zoo animals being captive in unsuitable habitats think otherwise. As one may already know, zoos were first created as a way to entertain the public. Although the main purpose of zoos has changed drastically since they were first established, modern zoos aim to “provide visitors

  • The Benefits Of The Ethical Treatment Of Animals In Zoos

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    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