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Essay On Zoo Should Be Abolished

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Animals should live free in nature. This is indisputable. Some naturalists claim that zoos keep animals in captivity and therefore should be banned. They say that threatened wildlife can be protected in nature. However, in July 2015, a dentist from U.S. shot and killed Cecil the lion. It was lured out of a National Conservation Park in Zimbabwe with food. First, the dentist shot with a crossbow, tracked for 40 more hours, then finished off with a gun. The hunter cut off the magnificent, black-maned, 13-year-old lion head as a trophy, and his skin was taken as well (Melvin, 2015). Why this happening with a lovely and protected lion in a Conservation Sanctuary? This happened because the problem it is not Sanctuaries or Zoos. The problem is the Humans. Zoos should not be abolished because they are not only a place for entertainment, they have a significant approach to conservation and helping endangered species, to educating people about environmental preservation and for scientific research programs. Some people claim that Zoos exist specifically to exhibit animals to the public. They said that Zoos acquire animals which are the favorite to the public, and only these species are in conservation needs and scientific research. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2016) shows that…show more content…
The problem is the Humans. Humans destroy habitats of various species, we do not respect nature or animals. Every day human induces a new global threat to the environment. Zoos have a significant role to protect and breed animals for reintroduction and instruct people about them to aid those still in the wild. As well as to research and study about these animals and their behavior. These programs are significant tools to understand, stabilize and increase animal populations in the wildlife. In fact, Zoos are more than just fun places to visit, without them, many animals would be lost
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