That we as humans have no right to neither alter the fate of other species nor use them for our personal benefits. PETA who is well known for their animal rights view argue that “Captive animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them and as a result, they become bored and lonely and many even suffer from a condition called zoochosis.” (PETA 1) Zoochosis is a condition in which the animal wonders back and forth usually in the same position for hours on end. This condition is only seen in the zoos as a result of the animal’s captivity. As a result zoos provide these animals with Prozac, which is a mood-altering drug to help prevent public atte... ... middle of paper ... ... in todays society. But one thing is for sure many would argue that zoos have brought humans and animals closer together for the good and the bad.
If the zoo looks bad, the animals look maltreated, or there is garbage all over the ground, the zoo 's reputation will dissolve and the animals will not thrive and may have to be sold to who knows where (Falk, Reinhard, Vernon, Bronnenkant, Deans & Heimlich, 2007). Zoos need the help of the communities to continue to provide a comfortable environment for their animals. People come to zoos to learn and expand their horizons by seeing animals from all
Animals in zoos will always be safer than out in the wild. Zoos give animals enough space to run free. The animals are not stuck in a cage. Zookeepers always have their eyes on the animals to make sure that they are safe. Zoos also allow children to see and learn about animals that are exotic and without the chance to see them at the zoo they would never see in the wild.
Also by keeping endangered species from going completely instinct by figuring out genetics of an animal. So having zoos and farms do help animals but does put them at risk. Works Cited 1. Waples KA, Stagoll CS. Ethical issues in the release of animals from captivity.
Evidently captive animals are going mad in their enclosures. Zoos provide animals food, causing a disservice to them. Stephen Bocstock, the education officer for Glasgow Zoo, expresses that the search and hunt for food makes an animals life complete (Bocstock 70). Food is an animals central drive, without that purp... ... middle of paper ... ...e meaningless lives. The minimal efforts that zoos put into the conservation of endeared species typically fail, due to lack of commitment and knowledge.
In the 1800’s when zoos first started to become popular, the main function was for entertainment. However, as time has passed, many zoos have realized that their function should be more about education and conservation. As many zoos have taken on this new motto of making a beneficial change for animals at zoos and in the wild, some have unfortunately not. The simple matter of a couple of bad zoos have created much discussion over whether or not zoos are constructive establishments. While controversy over zoos has continued ever since they first opened, new regulations and concepts could be the solution for zoos benefiting both animals and visitors.
However, throughout the world, zoos and aquariums are vulnerable targets for men and women who simply see only one side of the zoological coin. Many people would agree that the eradication of zoos and aquariums would be an ideal situation since animals should live in their own natural environments, but nowhere is there such an idealistic place or world. The foremost troubles for animal facilities, such as zoos and aquariums, range from ethical issues of captivity to the creatures in themselves. While animals preserve their heavy reliance on their innately natural instincts, how they use their instincts has been in demonstration countless times. In some facilities, the performance of unexpected behavior is highly regarded as dangerous and often punished accordingly.