Persuasive Essay On Zoos

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Thousands of zoos worldwide are visited by citizens yearly to admire and satisfy their curiosity of the beautiful wild animals that mother nature has to offer. Zoos have been around for hundreds of years and have become a known tradition for numerous school field trips and family outings. The ongoing debate between animal rights activists and zoo officials remains, should wild animals be taken from their natural habitats to live in city zoos for education and entertainment purposes?

The growing issue of the welfare of wild animals has called for immense concerns for multiple reasons. Even so, more now today with the recent animal related incidents that have taken place and are publicized in social media and broadcasted on the local news. Zoo officials feel the best place for wild animals is zoos. However, animal rights activist strongly believe wild animals belong in their natural habitat where they can be free and live the life that they 're entitled to. An ideal habitat for wild animals varies from marine life having billions of cubic km of ocean water to land animals having forests, evergreens, dry desert land, marshes, caves, mountains and open fields to roam.
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PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is one of several well known support groups for animal rights. Michelle Carr (n.d.) is an animal lover and member of the recognized animal rights group PETA who believes she is the voice for wild animals who are being kept from their natural habitats. Carr recalls her childhood memories and the excitement she felt when going to see what she thought was elated animals. She then began to realize that the animals she grew to love were actually miserable, lonely and bored (Carr, n.d., para. 2). Her response to zoos being used for educational purposes is instead of going to a
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