Many people strongly believe that Animals should not be kept in zoos because it is against nature. This is because having animals looked up under supervision is disgusting, disapproving and disappointing .First of the many reasons is that; zoos are synthetic environments for wild animals. These creatures are unable to live freely and healthily according to their natural instincts after being locked up in cages. Lions that are caged up can no longer roam around the savannah and hunt for animals. Primates living in rainforests are not able to climb trees and gather fruit high up in the forest canopy. We are slowly shredding their natural characteristics and making them turn into the “animals” we want them to be. In this lonely and solitude environment, animals can easily slip into depression, and consequently, early death. Thus, there is a shorter life expectancy in animals that live in zoos. Scientists, who included British researchers from the RSPCA and Zoological Society of London, examined data on more than 4,500 African and Asian elep10hants. Those housed in European zoos had life spans up to three times shorter than animals from an African wildlife park .Zoo elephants were more susceptible to both mental and physical elements such as stress and obesity; the study showed and had a higher infant mortality rate. Can’t this problem be solved? If we had just let the animals live their fated lives and not interfere?
Additionally, animals are frequently distracted by visitors. There’s billions of people day in and day out. Anti-zoo supports argue that zoo visitors often have the habit of feeding them human food, which may contain harmful chemicals.
Adults and children visiting zoos will be given the subliminal message that it is OK to use animals for our own ends; however it impinges on their freedom or quality of life. Therefore zoos will encourage poor treatment of animals more generally. People do not go to zoos for educational reasons they simply go to be entertained and diverted by weird and wonderful creatures seen as objects of
beauty or entertainment. Dale Marcelini, a zoo curator in Washington, conducted a study that found 'visitors spend less than 8 seconds per snake, and one minute per lion’. Most people preoccupied themselves with eating, resting and shopping, people treated the exhibits of animals like wallpaper stuck in a garage. As a form of education the zoo is deficient: the only way to really eduacte people about animals is to see it in its natural environment – the zoo gives a totally artificial and misleading view of the animal by isolating it from its ecosystem.
Close contact with human beings can cause animals to become domesticated to some degree. Moreover, animals are sometimes deprived of basic needs such as food and a clean environment when they are kept in zoos. Large animals consume a lot of food. This can put a lot of financial stress on the zoo. On the other hand, with the advancement of technology, today there are so many TV channels which are available on TV which show a better view of these animals in their natural habitat and life style of these animals which normally you don't see in a zoo. You see animals in the zoo but not in their normal state. They look weak and very unhealthy; they look very indolent and don't tend to come out of their dens. You can also see the sudden sadness in their eyes, which reflects what kind of society we are today.
Ostensibly, on August 21st, three former leaders of zoos from around the world said that their recent visit to the San Francisco Zoo uncovered several problems, including severely outdated exhibits and animals that behave unnaturally. One of them, Robert Atkinson, the former curator of the Woburn Safari Park in England, criticized obsolete design of exhibits in the zoo. He commented that the zoo was like something from the 19th century. He was deeply saddened by the conditions of the zoo, saying “it was heavily brutal and unattractive for younger generations to witness”.
In conclusion, from the moon and back, I believe that wild animal should not be reserved in zoos as these creatures have their own constitutional rights. They were captured by man, and most of them compelled to live in terrible conditions, killing them physically and mentally. Neither should they be held captive by us human, whether it benefits them or not. Animals were never meant to exist for our amusement. They are a part of nature. Therefore, it is extremely important that the message spreads, that animals have rights, just like humans, and we have to respect that.
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- Thread Starter
- 05-11-2015 19:39
- 05-11-2015 19:56
"This is because having animals looked up under supervision is disgusting, disapproving and disappointing."
Disapproving doesn't make sense in the context, and it doesn't feel like a full sentence.
First two sentences should maybe be changed around into something like this "Many people believe that keeping animals in zoos is disgusting, disappointing and an affront to nature;"
That's all I have in me to help you with now, I could say more... but I'm no tutor.