Over the years keeping animals in captive has not changed in safety and the well-being of the animal. The reasons that animals are held in captivity could favor some people and others not. Animals in captivity are usually held for entertainment, education, research, and conservation purposes. The other major reason they are held in captive is the process of rehabilitation. The article, Ethical Issues, defines rehabilitation as the treatment of wild animals found injured or ill, taken into captivity until restored to full health and then returned to the wild.
Zamir Tzachi, a philosopher and professor, defends good zoos in the fact that they remain true to their moral treatment of animals. Many zoos respect animals and treat them with utmost dignity and kindness. Instead of housing the animals for human enjoyment and exploitation of the animals, the zoos focus on providing safe environments where the animals can thrive and be safe. After the animal is content, it will then be able to live comfortably as human visitors pass by in awe. An acceptable and good zoo must provide the proper amount of food, drink, and care for each of its specific animals.
They get fed appropriately and stay in a safe habitat (Bringing). Zoos act as a safe haven for those specific species who are hunted for their goods (Zoos). Similarly, animals who are usually in danger because of poachers will be one hundred times safer in a zoo (animals). Animals in captivity or a zoo do not have to worry about being attacked by predators (animals). Animals live longer in zoos or captivity because they are in hands of veterinarians who specialize in the study of animals and their health.
Animal captivity is a much discussed issue for both its benefits and detriments to the animals. Many people view animal captivity as a harm and believe that it should be stopped; however, what is not taken into account is its benefits. Animal captivity aids both animals and humans in multiples ways, but the majority of help animal captivity offers is through preservation of animal species, and education benefits that zoos and aquariums represent to man. The preservation of animals must continue so that generations to come can not only benefit from what the animals have to offer for the ecosystems they thrive in, but so that the human race can continue to further its understanding of nature for future use. While some say animal captivity should be stopped because of how it damages the mental and emotional behavior of animals, the captivity of animals must continue on because of its ability to preserve wildlife, and the benefits it presents for education.
Exotic animals can also feast on species to a point of extinction if there are no natural predators to maintain the wild exot... ... middle of paper ... ...of exotic species, inadequate confinements and risks that the animals are exposed to, and the dangerous risks to humans. Millions of animals are illegally smuggled into the United States each year; this produces grave consequences, resulting in the possible destruction of fragile ecosystems. Equally important is the suffering that animals face when they are impulsively bought, just to be discarded when they become too big a burden. Finally, when exotic animals are held in private residences human safety and health are in jeopardy. There is no denying the magnificence of a wild animal, but what if it is removed from nature to be made a pet in a cage?
Psychological disorders is a major cause of animal cruelty. Split personality and being abused as a child is two... ... middle of paper ... ...ciety. Reasons that animal cruelty is such a problem is because, physiological disorders, overpopulation and money. Psychological disorders make people think that it is ok to do whatever they want and so be it they want to hurt defenseless animals. Overpopulation causes animal cruelty because when a space has too many animals then it can contain there is not enough resources for them all to sustain life there.
Poaching and smuggling are main causes of an animal becoming endangered. Pollution is very negative for an animal and its habitat. Animals are curious and try to eat the objects that are causing pollution. Also, some rivers and natural resources are becoming polluted and can make an animal have to move to a new home. Pollution harms valuable resources that animals need.
Animals that are close to extinction need to be placed into a zoo or sanctuary so they can flourish. People need to do this for the animals, they may not like it but it helps get their numbers up. Certain animals need more protection than others because they don’t particularly need to be on the list. Animals like the Bangle Tiger or the Siamang are the most threatened besides others because they are loved for their skins or they are wanted as pets. They go through the pet trade there whole life because they are so rare and beautiful.
Certain zoos also promote the conservation of endangered species. To people of all ages, zoos are just plain fun. This essay will support the operation of zoos based on their entertainment and educational value, and their ability to save some species from extinction. Most zoos, depending on the location, house animals from all over the world. Each zoo needs to be in a place where local animals, as well as exotic, can survive and live comfortably.