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Comparing Chris McCandless, Jon Krakauer and Everett Ruess

- Many individuals decide to live their life in solitary; though, only a few choose to live in the wild. The book, Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer vividly paints the adventurous trek Chris McCandless went on. From the friends he made, to the hardships he went through, McCandless is portrayed as a friendly, sociable person despite the fact that he was a vagabond. Other than McCandless, there are even more individuals that have taken the risks to live in the wilderness such as, Jon Krakauer and Everett Ruess....   [tags: Into the Wild, Compare, Contrast ]

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Samuel Colt and the Colt Revolver

- The Wild West is known for its cowboys and gunslingers. In the Wild West the pistol was an important piece of equipment. Samuel Colt played an important part in the Wild West because of the invention of the Colt Revolver. Samuel Colt was born on July 19, 1814 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was one of eight children. As a young boy Samuel Colt’s principle interest was guns and machinery. His father, Christopher Colt, was a textile manufacturer and was married to Sarah Coldwell Colt (“Samuel Colt”)....   [tags: Pistols, Wild West]

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Zoos: Internment Camps or Shelters?

- Are zoos prisons for animals. Are zoos refuges for animal. Are zoos educational institutions or are they only for entertainment. The debate reference the real purpose of zoos has been taking place for a long period. Are so many questions in the air when are they referring to animal care, animal conservation, and/or animal extinction. It is hard to be bios in a theme that is contradictory for many people. This theme involves also many pro and con. This could be the wildlife of animals vs. the life in captivity, the loss of the specie vs....   [tags: wild, conservation, protection]

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Restoration of the Red Wolf

- ... Methods used by biologists: Initial Restoration: Ref: (1) Throughout the 1970’s, the US Fish and Wildlife Service developed a criteria to help identify the red wolf from the other the canids in order to protect them. Between 1974 and 1980, the US Fish and Wildlife service used this to identify and discovered that there only 17 red wolves remaining in the world. Other additional breeding programs would show that 14 of these red wolves were to become the founders of a breeding programme for red wolves....   [tags: endangered species, wild canids]

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Gun Control Is Not Enough

- “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns. (Obama)” This said prior to Obama’s presidency, in the 1990’s, is still a topic that is constantly questioned today. Many American’s feel the need to seek ownership of weapons as a source of protection; While others believe that private ownership of guns will do nothing more but heighten the rate of violence due to people taking matters into his or her own hands. Philosophy professor Jeff McMahan agrees with Obama’s statement in regard to the ownership of guns....   [tags: wild west, crime, shootings]

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A Place Called Chiapas

- As a viewer, the documentary’s intention to inform is more completely fulfilled by research conducted beyond the scope of the camera lens. Had I never written this paper, for instance, the reason for all the violence embedded within the subject matter would remain as enigmatic as the documentary itself. On the other hand, it’s possible that by contextualizing the pieces of the story in absence of an interconnected puzzle, the documentary forces viewer’s to think for themselves. If the Nettie Wild’s interests were more vested in raising awareness than delivering objective information, this documentary successfully satisfies its purpose....   [tags: documentary films, Nettie Wild]

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Do Animals Have Thought?

- Staring my dog in the eyes after she had grabbed a muffin on my kitchen floor, I see her head cautiously tip to the ground, and her jaw release the little treat. I smile and lower my scolding finger, only for her to mischievously grab the muffin off the ground once more, and bolt into the backyard to finish it off before I have a chance to stop her. That was a clever move of deception on her part, and it is everyday interactions like this one that lead me to the bigger question I want to address....   [tags: animal cognition, wild minds]

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Wildpark Reserves versus Zoos

- Animals call Earth home, just like we do, but there are so many creatures that die because of us. When we take these animals from their homes we need to give them a good place to live at. Many of the animals we capture, are put into zoos. I know that zoos many be fun and exciting but we need to look closer as to how the animals are being treated. Today, many creatures living in zoos are not getting the things they need to live well. Many starve or do not have enough space for them to move in their cages....   [tags: wild animals in captivity]

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Code of Ethics: Is Wifi the Wild Wild West of Computing?

- Wi-Fi, a shortened name for wireless fidelity internet access, is a method of connecting to the Internet using radio waves rather than cables, thus making computer usage more convenient than ever as the user is no longer restricted to the confines of his or her own private space. Now a wireless computer user can tap into their own or their employer’s wireless network, but they also may be able to tap into neighbor’s as well. With the increased availability of wireless computer networks comes a new ethical dilemma....   [tags: Ethics]

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Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Jon Krakauer’s Into The Wild, and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man

- Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Jon Krakauer’s Into The Wild, and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man all tell the stories of a real-life character that makes the decision to venture out into the wilderness on his own. On one hand, Chris McCandless (Into The Wild), Timothy Treadwell (Grizzly Man), and Thoreau are similar in several ways. All three men record some kind of documentation about their journey; McCandless and Thoreau keep journals while Treadwell keeps a video log. Also, all three forced themselves to really live off the land using only the bare minimum of essentials....   [tags: venture into wilderness]

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Comparison of William Butler Yeats Poems The Lake Isle of Innestree, The Wild Swans at Cole, and Sailing to Byzantium

- Author of poetry, William Butler Yeats, wrote during the twentieth century which was a time of change. It was marked by world wars, revolutions, technological innovations, and also a mass media explosion. Throughout Yeats poems he indirectly sends a message to his readers through the symbolism of certain objects. In the poems The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The wild Swans at Cole, and Sailing to Byzantium, all by William Yeats expresses his emotional impact of his word choices and symbolic images....   [tags: symbolism, personal, emotion]

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How Background and Upbringing Effect a Child, Especially in Wild by Strayed and The Other West Moore by Moore

- ... Strayed wasn’t doing drugs because of her father never being there, she was doing drugs because she felt that was what people without father who cared did. However If Strayed wanted to change she didn’t need a father. By stopping and changing the course of her life Strayed proves the defeated Wes wrong and confirms the claim that it was not the actions of another during her up bringing that affected her being a good person, but her reaction to the actions of another in her youth that impacted how she thought and went about life, always feeling defeated and doomed by her father....   [tags: family, character, attitude]

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Into The Wild, When I Woke Up On Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday, and Another Look Back, And A Look Ahead

- Humans have achieved evolutionary progress in history through the desire to live a better life and the ability to adapt to even the harshest conditions. To be sheltered from the harsh weather conditions, early humans learned to live in caves. To fight off wild animals as well as to cook food, humans developed their own way of making fire after accidental encounters of the process through wildfires caused by lightning. However, progress did not come lightly and through the search for further progress, humans are inevitably reunited with unintended negative consequences for which Edward Tenner called “revenge effects”....   [tags: Harsh Conditions, Awareness of Failure]

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The Domesticated Horse

- he horse, Equus ferus caballus, is a subspecies from the family Equidae. Over the past 50 million years, through survival adaptations, the common horse has evolved from a relatively small, multi-toed animal into the large, single toed animal known today (Wilson,. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore). Domestication of the common horse is believed to have started around 4000 BC, becoming common during the early 3000 BC (Wilson,. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore). Domestication is a process in which wild species are removed their natural habitat and are acclimatised to surviving and breeding in captive....   [tags: History of Horses, Wild, Domesticated]

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The power of Film in Modern American Culture

- The power of film is immense in modern American culture. The symbols and identity’s created in these films has proven to possess a lasting impact shaping in new cultures. Film has not failed to accomplish this using the motorcycle. Although a controversial image the motorcycle possesses a strong identity of freedom and brotherhood creating an individual counterculture. The freedom represented by the motorcycle contradicts previous connotations and transforms our definition of freedom. The motorcycle also provides a cultural identity of rebellion and brotherhood....   [tags: motorcycle, the wild one, harley davidson]

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Wolves in the Wild and Their Place in Nature

- Your children are starving, the winter is approaching and it is your responsibility to feed your family, their extended family, and the entire pack. Under these circumstances even you would kill an elk or two. In 1995, 14 wolves were brought from Canada into the Yellowstone National Park, in an effort to see how they would affect the ecosystem if they were reintroduced into America. The two decades after the wolves were integrated into the park has been filled with conflict as citizens fight for or against reintroducing wolves country-wide....   [tags: yellow stone, ]

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Zoos and Exotic Pets: Humanity or an Abomination

- ... They believe that they are saving them from being killed by humans. They say that if they would not have taken in these animals they would have died in the wild. They say they’re giving them a fresh new start and a place to live without worry. For example, in this article they state that zoos try and help repopulate animals, “Zoo officials have concluded that they must winnow species in their care and devote more resources to a chosen few... The lemurs at this zoo are being saved...” (Kaufman, 6) Another claim from this side is that they keep these animals for entertainment....   [tags: opposing views, animals should be in the wild]

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Jack London's Life and Accomplishments

- Jack London was born in the late 19th century, near San Francisco. Jack’s Parent’s divorced when he was young; when his mother remarried they travelled around California looking for work. Although London and his family were poor, he didn’t let that stop him from being one of the most well-known authors in American history. Jack London threw ought his life wroth many books the most notable was Call of the wild. Call of the Wild Was set mostly in the Alaska gold rush of 1898, where over 100,000 people attempted to go to the Klondike Region to find gold(Klondike 1), of that 60,000 died on their way and only 30,000 actually made it (1)....   [tags: call of the wild, alaska, jack london]

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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

- Story Narrative "Christopher McCandless (Alex/ Chris) graduates from Emory University and he went on a road trip. Then he decided to leave his family forever. " A truck driver name Jim Gallien- an electrician- picked up Alex- a hitchhiker- his real name is Christopher Johnson McCandless). The hitchhiker says he is from South Dakota and requests a ride to Denali National Park. Gallien sees Alex as an intelligent young boy that lacks the necessities for surviving in Alaska. Chris took his yellow Datsun car to Nevada....   [tags: story analysis]

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A Wild Ride with Demolition Derby

- Demolition Derby The word demolition means collisions and hitting two objects together while derby mean a race. These two words put together creates a competitive place for people to enjoy derby cars. Demolition derby drivers come from long family history of drivers. The pasion starts when they are old enough to walk, helping dad at the garage. He can remember their first demolition derby going forty miles per hour, smashing into another car and coming in third. From that moment on, he was hooked....   [tags: vehicle, race, car]

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What is The Strength in Moving On

- When tough times are presented, how one reacts to such tragedy can end up defining them as a person. In Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild, a tragedy strikes as her mother passes away without time to say goodbye, and her family, including her own marriage, falls apart. After four years of heartbreak and turmoil, she decides to take the reigns on her own life and voyage into the wild to hike the Pacific Crest Trail that ventures from the Mojave Desert, on to California and furthermore, to Oregon and Washington State....   [tags: cheryl strayed, moving on, wild novel]

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Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There

- Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There The three titles of Maurice Sendak’s famous picture book trilogy, Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There, name what Judith Butler calls “zones of uninhabitability,” places of abjection that form the borders of the self as both its constitutive outside and its intimate interior. These are dangerous places in the geography of childhood, places where the child’s very life and sense of self is threatened....   [tags: Children Listerature Maurice Sendak Essays]

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The Development of Language and Attachment

- In what time in a person’s life does the development of a language and the attachment towards people occur. When most people think about the time that the development of a language and the attachment to people occur, it is common to think of the early stages of a person’s life. The videos, “Secrets of the Wild Child” and “Patricia Kuhl: The Linguistic Genius of Babies” provide examples of how the development of language and the attachment between people can be effected greatly based on the environment a child is raised in and what age the child is taught the skills to interact....   [tags: Secrets of the Wild Child, Lingustics of Babies]

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Poor Parenting Techniques Displayed in Maurice Sendaks "Where The Wild Things Are"

- Poor Parenting can cause poorly behaved children 'Where The Wild Things Are' was first published in 1963 and is the first part of a trilogy of award - winning books by American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. 'Where The Wild Things Are' is haunting and imaginative and describes how a young child, called Max, creates a fictitious fantasy world in order to deal with the terrifying reality of anger. Poor parenting is a lack of parenting techniques and skills in relation to the responsibilities and obligations, which need to be fulfilled in order to accomplish prominent problems within the family relationship....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Economic Redemption in La Forja, Argentina

- Argentina, which was soon to become the economic powerhouse, quickly descends into a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. President Carlos Menem transformed Argentina by selling out every public asset he could find; he privatized factories, and created many corporate handouts. The nation approved of Menem’s changes, and Washington said “This is the best thing ever” (The Take) What the citizens didn’t realize is that by transforming the nation this way, Menem was creating a capitalist wild west....   [tags: Capitalist Wild West, Cooperative Business]

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The Point of Fairy Tales

- It might be surprising too many but Fairy tales have been so frequently reinterpreted in many cultures since they first originated. As far as we know, Fairy tales date back as early as 350 B.C. Scholars think that such stories were originally passed down orally from generation to generation and were an immediate success through out the decades. According to …. (2013) Fairy tales started off being intended for adults but eventually became a tradition of stories that parents generally read to their children....   [tags: Bella in the Wild, a modern fairy tale]

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Animals In Captivity

- Animals In Captivity Wild animals are known as “wild” animals for a purpose. If wild animals were intended to be kept shut up in a jail, also known as a zoo, then what exactly is the point of contacting them wild animals anymore. Zoo authorities use many justifications to back up their place that having wild animals in captivity is necessary, but those justifications are neither moral nor necessary enough reasons to deny animals of their organic right to independence. Even under the best of conditions at the best of zoos, captivity cannot even begin to evaluate up to wild animals’ organic settings....   [tags: zoos, wild animals, wildlife crises]

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ARPANET: Wild Experiment

- In the early 60’s, a group of visionaries anticipated the very idea of the Internet that shortly after the cold war, the U.S Department of Defence (DOD) began to realize the incredible potential value that shall come from a control center system that protects the flow of information between in case of nuclear attacks, by establishing a network of computers geographically distributed and sharing data. So, they funded the Advanced Research Project Agency (APRA) to start a project (Bellis, 2011). APRA proceeded with the idea as a military experiment....   [tags: Internet]

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Into the Wild: The Spiritual Journey of Chris McCandless

- Christopher “Alexander Supertramp” McCandless was a dreamer. However, unlike most of us nowadays, Christopher turned his desire for adventure into reality. Similar to Buddha, he gave up his wealth, family, home, and most possessions except the ones he carried before embarking on his journey. He traveled by various methods, mostly on foot, to eventually reach his desired goal in the Alaskan wilderness. Unfortunately, due to various mistakes, Christopher ultimately passed and his body was found in a neglected Fairbank City Transit Bus....   [tags: Jon Krakauer]

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Hamlet's Wild Roller Coaster Ride

- ... He also believes that he is the only one that can get revenge on Claudius. Grandiose delusions are a symptom of bipolar disorder: “People with delusions of grandeur may exhibit a drastically exaggerated sense of self-importance” (Caruso). Hamlet has a very high sense of self-importance and believes he needs to be the one responsible for exposing Claudius for the actor he really is. Earlier, Hamlet swings to a depressive episode so severe, he almost commits suicide. In one of the most famous soliloquies from Hamlet, Hamlet contemplates suicide: “To be or not to be....   [tags: Shakespeare play analysis]

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Effects on Animals in Zoos

- Have you ever felt sorry for animals in a cage. Animals are held captive all over the world; approximately over 1,700 species of animals are in a zoo. The effect of an animal being in a zoo can vary; some animals end up dying, while others are left there in a cage with nothing to do. Zoos have been around since about 1250 B.C, most leaders would use animals as entertainment and for fighting. For example, bears and bulls were chained together and fight another. Over four hundred bears were killed in one single day....   [tags: Zoology, Wild Animals, Captivity, Animal Death]

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Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

- Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big To fully understand this book, people must go behind the book and find the true state of mind of the author. Unfortunately in this case, the author is the one and only Jose Canseco. Jose Canseco is what I like to call, “The black sheep in the family of baseball.” Canseco’s history can be related to such incidents of drug using, heavy drinking, numerous sexual encounters with hundreds of partners, and unreasonable acts of violence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Call Of The Wild by Jack London

- Type of Work: Adventure novel Setting Northland (Alaska); the goldrush of the 1890s Principal Characters Buck, a large, intelligent and well-bred dog Spitz, a cruel lead sled dog John Thornton, Buck's Northiand master Buck, a huge four-year-old Scottish Shepherd-Saint Bernard cross-breed, lived a life of ease at Judge Miller's Santa Clara Valley estate. As the judge's loyal companion, working with his sons, and guarding his grandchildren, Buck ruled over all things - humans included. Combining his mother's intelligence with the size and strength of his father, Buck became the undisputed leader of all the dogs on the estate....   [tags: Book Review Report]

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Chris McCandless' Search For Truth in Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

- ... And then, once the time is right, with one abrupt, swift action I'm going to completely knock them out of my life. I'm going to divorce them as my parents once and for all and never speak to either of those idiots again as long as I live. I'll be through with them once and for all, forever." (p.64) Chris had a feeling of complete utter hatred with an up rise of rebellion to the ones who are known as ‘mom’ and ’dad’; he was determined to back his word. A common disagreement with most kids, to have the thought of running away or breaking free from a lifestyle that was considered ‘unfair’....   [tags: obsession, resentment]

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Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

- Just a few days ago, I departed a city few Americans have heard of to spend the summer in the Central Alabama heat. As I look back over the last decade, a number of events led me to a place I never thought I’d be. As the world changed around me, I began my transition from adolescent foolishness to a career as an Air Force Weather Officer. I have already accomplished more than I ever thought I would, and my actions have had impacts across the globe. On September 10, 2001, I was a naive college sophomore....   [tags: Autobiography, Personal Experience]

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The Self Defense/Excessive Force Wild Card

- “Get out of the car. Get down on the ground now. Get your hands out of your jacket. Stop moving!” The suspect is a Latino male and speaks no English. The officer puts a bullet into the chest of the suspect because he refused to obey. The police officer later finds out that the man was trying to give him his I.D. Was this a justified shooting. In Albuquerque New Mexico, situations like this happen all the time on a regular basis. In fact in the past 20 months, Albuquerque police have shot 20 people, 14 fatally (McKay C1)....   [tags: Legal Issues, New Mexico Police Officers]

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Two Bears: A Play

- Act 1 Scene 1 (Daybreak begins as the sun creeps into the Yosemite National Park. Spring has shown exceptional weather this year with sunny days and few rain showers coming in. Today is just like any other day for the wildlife that may dwell in this expanse of woodland.) (Willis the Bear finally comes out of hiding under his make shift house made up of timber and tree branches. The life of an American Black Bear is refreshing and relaxing. Looking for food and water, Willis starts his journey off to the river with his hunger for Pink Salmon) Willis: (Speaking to himself and yawning) Feels so good to just wake up to such a beautiful day....   [tags: Bobcats, Wild]

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Reflections of the Author's Personality in Different Characters of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wild

- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde remains an enigma in literary circles. Is it a scathing commentary about the philistinism of the Victorian time period. Is it a morality tale against allowing the influence of others to overcome one’s own individualism. Is it a criticism of a society that values youth and beauty over morality and substance. All of these have been the focus of scholarly inquiry in the century since the novel’s release. However, its most fascinating line of examination involves the author himself....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Survival in the Wild: Jack London's To Build a Fire and Arthur Gordon's Sea Devil

- Anxiety, suspense, hesitation, and death; these all revolve around survival, which lets humans go over their limits and see what they’re really capable of. Survival is a mix of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Though there are many stories that challenges man over his abilities, there are two stories that show survival that question our dominance as human beings. “To Build a Fire” by Jack London and “Sea Devil” by Arthur Gordon are both about characters that have caught themselves in a battle between man and nature....   [tags: Survival, Man vs Nature, Analysis]

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed

- To say that Cheryl Strayed has overcome many things in her life is an understatement. She has an unmistakable amount of courage and bravery. Cheryl goes through a complete transformation within her life. The person she becomes after all of her pain and struggles is unbelievable. During her tough journey through life, Cheryl has truly found herself and becomes the person she knows her mother raised. Cheryl’s journey in life started with struggles at a very young age. From the time she was very young, her parents had a very violent relationship that resulted in her father leaving....   [tags: Chris McCandless, Jon Krakauer ]

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The Internet: Few Rules and No Ethics

- Laws regulate what we do in our everyday life. These rules, however can not keep up with technology. Laws existing to regulate the internet are few and difficult to enforce. A crackdown on internet misuse has begun with the creation of filtering software and the prosecutions of internet offenders. Issues such as child pornography and seducing children over the internet, the downloading and manipulation of copyrighted files and images, and the sharing or accessing of people’s private and personal information are just some of the ethical challenges we face in cyberspace....   [tags: The Wild Wild West, 2015]

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Summary of Wild Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

- Antionette is a young girl who is a daughter of an ex-slave owner. She lives at Coulibri Estates in Jamaica with her mother Annette, Pierre her handicap brother, and Christophine their servant. They aren’t accepted in their neighborhood because they are white and used to own slaves. She only has one friend, Tia. Tia is the daughter of one of the servants. Tia turns against Antionette one day for no reason. She calls Antionette poor and trashy. Annette gets married to Mr. Mason in Spanish Town....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Paying for International Environmental Public Goods by Rodrigo Arriagada and Charles Perrings

- In this paper, I will base on articles, Paying for International Environmental Public Goods and Economic Incentives and Wildlife Conservation to discuss what an impure public good is, the types of externalities associated with impure public goods, the technology of public good supply, and the types of economic incentives (positive and negative) that are created for impure public goods with different technologies of public good supply. According to Paying for International Environmental Public Goods, which is written by Rodrigo Arriagada and Charles Perrings, it mainly discusses how to prevent international environmental public goods (IEPG)....   [tags: wild life exploitation, conservation]

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Causes and Effects of Hunting Regulations

- Cause and Effects of Hunting Regulations Hunting is a sport involving people throughout the United States whether it is done for a source of food or just for fun. Each year people across the U.S. spend over ten billion dollars on hunting activities and equipment. In order to protect species of wildlife, each states’ department of natural resources is required to develop numerous hunting regulations. Hunting regulations are basically laws set forth specifically for the hunting population. While these regulations are specified to correctively manage populations, they usually produce unintended effects of hunter safety (Conlin, Dikert-Conlin & Pepper, 2009)....   [tags: policies, politics, wild game]

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The Champ

- The Alaskan environment is one of the deadliest and hardest environments to survive in the entire world and many have fallen victim to its harshness. Buck was the beloved St. Bernard that belonged to Judge Miller in the hills of the Santa Clara Valley in California , and his mother was a great German shepherd. Judge Miller owns a huge mansion complex with other dogs, horses, stables, vineyards. Buck loves this life, carrying the Judge's grandchildren on his back and serving as the Judge's faithful companion, as his father had been before him....   [tags: Call of the Wild 2 Buck Judge Miller]

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Ian Baucom and Midnight's Children, Wild Thorns, and Reading in the Dark

- In "Among the Ruins", Ian Baucom points out that, ."..if the nation is an imagined community, then the English nation is a community in mourning." As Baucom uses V.S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival repeatedly as an example, the reader becomes aware of a couple of points: that the state of nationalism within the individual is predictably the state of melancholy for a culture which has disintegrated, or changed to the point of near non-recognition, and that the longing and nostalgia for what has been lost creates problems in the individual's identity....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Roman Entertainment: Gladiator Exhibitions

- According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of entertainment is “amusement or pleasure that comes from watching a performer, playing a game, etc”. There are numerous forms of entertainment in our world today. What may be entertaining for one person may not be entertaining to the next person. Rome is known for many things and has been gone for thousands of years. This paper will cover the different aspects of ancient Roman entertainment and identify if there is any correlation to todays entertainment after all these years....   [tags: wild animal hunts, gladiator combats]

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Biography of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp

- Biography of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born on March 19, 1848 in Monmouth, Illinois. His father Nicholas was a lawyer who preferred a life of farming. From an early age, Wyatt learned from his father to stand up for what was right. When Wyatt was two years old, the family moved to Iowa. In 1861, the Civil War broke out, and Wyatt's father and three older brothers joined the Union Army. Soon after, Wyatt ran away to enlist, but his father caught him and sent him back home....   [tags: Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Wild West Cowboys Essays]

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Effect of Population Density in Sexual Development,

- The gametophytes used in this experiment are of C-ferns. They tend to mature and produce spores at temperature of 28oC and conditions of high humidity. The spores that germinate first are hermaphrodites. Hermaphrodites tend to produce a pheromone called antheridiogen. It is this pheromone that causes later germinating spores to become male. In wild type culture of C-ferns, it is expected that there will be a high concentration of antheridiogen since the hermaphrodites are producing antheridiogen....   [tags: population density,sexual development,gametophytes]

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Illinois Beauty, Nature and Wildlife

- Illinois Wildlife Thriving with wildlife, Illinois is home to hundreds of species of animals. Everywhere you go, there will always be some type of wildlife near you. Land animals such as the wild turkey and the white-tailed deer can be found in the thick of Illinois’ forests. Also, there are many types of birds that you can see soaring through the sky, like the mallard duck. If you cast a line, you are likely to catch a fish such as a largemouth bass, channel catfish, or bluegill. Running, flying, or swimming, you can find land animals, birds, and fish living among their environment....   [tags: fauna, local animal species]

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Tropical Crops: The Origins of The Cassava

- Linguistic Evidence Cassava has widely been accepted to have origin in the Eastern Peru and West central Brazil. Figure Brown and his colleagues, to determine when and where manioc became important to several prehistoric Native American groups, performed Paleobiolinguistic (Brown 2013). Several major proto-languages were complied for two major regions in Central America and South America. The manioc–term was examined for each proto-language and dates were determined with through computational approach on the subject similarities of the languages....   [tags: central and south america, botanical evidence]

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Keeping Orca Whales in Captivity Should Be Banned

- ... That is why they are called Killer whales. People say that keeping orca’s in captivities is not a problem, yet they do not realize that, orcas are also human beings. There are several reasons, why keeping these thirty-feet long creatures, in captivities is a problem. One of them, which are the tank, which is too small, compared to ocean where they can swim freely. One the other side, in captivities, the space is limited. Comparatively, to how they swim out in the wild “orcas can swim up to 100 miles per day- a phenomenal amount, in comparison to the exercise they receive in captivity”(Cronin)....   [tags: controversies, ethical dilemmas]

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Issues for Having Animals in Captivity

- At the San Francisco zoo in California a young girl was killed by a tiger who had escaped his low-quality enclosure; the tiger was shot dead on the spot. If wild animals were kept in the wild, deaths and injuries of people from zoo animals would never happen. Animals are taken out of their natural habitats to live unhappy lives in zoos. As a result of having animals in captivity, animals suffer from health problems, insufficient living spaces and conservation problems. Having animals in zoos can be extremely hurtful to the animal’s wellbeing....   [tags: zoos, health problems, zoocosis]

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Harry´s Buniness Venture Based on the Hunting Act 2004

- ... So looking back at all of these facts it is reasonable to say that Harry and anyone choosing to take part in that activity will be classed as a hunter in relation to section 1 of this Hunting Act. Finally harry needs to focus on the final part of section 1 where is states “……unless his hunting is exempt.” To allow Harrys business venture to go ahead he will have to be undoubtable certain that his hunting is exempt otherwise according to section 6 “Penalty” it clearly states that “A person guilty of an offence under this Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.” This in monetary terms is a fine of up to £5,000 also section twelve “Cr...   [tags: hunting, activity, fine, condition]

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Are Zoos Good or Bad for Animals?

- Starting thousands of years ago, zoos attracted large crowds around the world (Fravel). Because of that, everyone today has seen, been to, or heard of a zoo at least once in their lifetime. However, people are missing valuable information that they need to know about zoos today. Do the zoos really do what most people think. There are 2,400 animal enclosures licensed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, however only 212 are under strict requirements from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA); keep in mind that those numbers only involve the zoos in the United States (Fravel)....   [tags: animal conservation, animal behavior, animals]

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The Number of Volatile Compounds in Sea Buckthorn Juice

- 3.1 Qualitative Analysis The total number of volatile compounds found in sea buckthorn juice varies according to published data [8-12] and this study reports the highest number of compounds found so far, but there is an annual variation. In 2011, a total of 74, 89, 72 volatile compounds were extracted from 3 varieties (Hergo, wild and Frugana) of sea buckthorn berries (figure 1 and 2, table 1). A significant decline in the number of volatiles was seen in the 2012 harvest with only 17, 39, 9, 20 volatile compounds extracted in four varieties of berries (Hergo, wild, Frugana, Askola), (figure 3, and table 1)....   [tags: chemical analysis]

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IS Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe for Human Consumption?

- Evaluation Argument As the United States population has increased 75 million to 317.9 million humans in hundred years. So has the demands from seafood increasing as well. Americans consumed 4.5 billion pounds of seafood a year. The company of AquaBounty Technologies has been trying to create a product to combat the grow demand to produce enough seafood with crippling the wild fish population. The company created a genetically modified Atlantic salmon as a solution for the problem .The genetically engineered AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon grows twice as fast as regular salmon....   [tags: Hormones, Allergy, FDA]

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Chimpanzee's and Tool Use

- Introduction: Chimpanzees are part of the non-human primate group. Though we share a common ancestor, evolution has pushed us in different directions. However this common ancestor causes humans to be curious about these creatures. As discussed in Jane Goodall’s video Among the Wild Chimpanzees we were once considered to be human because of our use of tools but once we observed these non-human primates using tools, this perception was changed forever. The question now at hand is if having the chimpanzees that we study in captivity makes a difference between studying wild chimps....   [tags: Non Human Primate Group, Common Ancestor]

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Living in a Modern Zoo

- The modern Zoo has been around for centuries the first zoo was established in 1748. Since then zoos have evolved immensely. Many standard zoos offer a variety of activities for visitors but little has been done to offer animals proper care, sufficient space and variety. Traditional zoo enclosures rarely match each animal’s natural environment especially for large animals, as everything is just too small and too condensed. Zoos must reinvest and revamp into the structures and organization of their facilities for the better of the animals and viewers....   [tags: animals in captivity in Canada]

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The Fisheries Management of the Lake Annecy Stocked Arctic char

- Abstract The fisheries management of the Lake Annecy stocked Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus fingerlings from different origins to improve the its catches.Different origions of stocked fish includes included catching progeny of wild spawning Arctic char from Lake Annecy and rearing the juveniles in the hatchery at Lake Annecy,, juveniles produced in a hatchery on Lake Geneva from eggs from wild fish in Lake Geneva, or using juveniles of a brood stock reared in the INRA research hatchery on Lake Geneva....   [tags: Ecology]

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Man Vs Nature in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- ... Out of fear and pain, Richard Parker temporarily behaves and becomes less of a threat for the time being. What Pi fails to recognize is that the affect he has on Richard Parker is only situational. He believes that after practicing this routine a few times the “use of the whistle should be sparing” (Martel 205). Pi feels accomplished after seeing his desired results carried out from the tiger. His first initial thought is that he has somehow made a breakthrough with Richard Parker and can now better connect with him and form a mutual relationship....   [tags: misconceptions, animals, tamed, bond]

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Humans are the Reason for the Endangerment of Tigers

- ... The ban was made to help protect the tigers, but hunters still found a way past it. “No threat is driving tigers more rapidly toward extinction than poaching for consumption and trade,” this is a very accurate statement because tigers are not disappearing on their own. Even though China did place a ban on tiger products, tigers were still hunted and sold around on a black market. Tigers are also constantly in a competition with humans over prey. Due to this, people could say that tigers are taking all of their food sources and that is why they are constantly hunting them (O'Neill)....   [tags: habitat, hunters, money]

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Captive Orcas Killer Whales

- Though often seen as fierce killing machines, Orca whales, more commonly known as killer whales, are much different. In some ways, these mysterious creatures are much like humans. Many people are fascinated by these whales when they see them perform in marine parks such as SeaWorld. What most people don’t realize is that the life of these whales is not as great as it may seem. There is much evidence that proves captive life will never be adequate. There is no doubt that life in captivity is no match for life in the wild....   [tags: Orca Whales, Sea Animals, Marine Parks]

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Kiss My Footprints

- Have you ever wondered where we would be without the women of the Wild West. The most obvious we would be destroyed, because there would be no reproduction of offspring. Women were needed for this reason, but there was so many more contributions that they made. Women were influential in founding this magnificent land. The women traveled with their men in hopes of getting free land out west, but it was a different story when they arrived. The winters were severe, rain was often lacking, and therefore, the crops did not succeed....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Zoos: The Federal Animal Welfare Act

- Zoos often claim they are modern day arks, providing a safe, comfortable environment; making animals happy and content; educating the world about wildlife; and saving species from the brink of extinction while at the same time providing vital research into the lives of animals. There is a moral presumption against keeping wild, defenseless animals in captivity. The zoo is a prison for animals who have been sentenced without a trial. Either we have duties to animals or we do not. I feel that we have a duty and responsibility to animals and need to provide them with respect not neglect....   [tags: animal behavior, environment, prison]

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Animal Cruelty is a Problem Worldwide

- ... Even in captivity they take the baby whales after a year or two away from their mothers and will never see them again. Seaworld is the most well known an aquatic corporation. Many tourists go there every year thinking that the whales are living a wonderful life.All of the male Orcas in captivity have dorsal collapse which is a sign of depression. In the wild less than 1% of all Orcas have this. Seaworld is in controversy because the truth is slowly coming out which they have been hiding all along....   [tags: conditions, abuse, care]

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Killer Whales Kept in Captivity

- For several years, Americans have been visiting amusement parks, like SeaWorld and Six Flags, to observe large animals like orcas, also known as killer whales. These whales are quite difficult to view in the wild, but can now be seen for a simple fee. Orcas are known to be one of the smartest mammals. They are friendly, and this has caused people to take advantage of them. For the past sixty years, people have brought these massive creatures into their aquariums to make a profit from their exhibitions....   [tags: amusement parks, attacks, orcas]

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Is It Easy to Live in Harmony with a House Cat?

- As humans, having cats as pets they are expected to adapt to human lifestyle and living conditions forgetting the fact that houses are not their natural environment. Cats, as do all animals, behave the way they do since it is in their nature, despite the opinion of some behaviors being inappropriate. A cat has no concept of what is deemed right or wrong and has to be able to understand what is desired of them to do or not to do in order to live a contented life in human surroundings. Part of the way a cat learns to understand a human is by humans understanding them and why they do what they do....   [tags: pets, domesticated animals]

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Analysis of Chapter 3 of Kurth Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five

- ... As Bob speaks for longer, and has a lot more turns in the conversation than Billy it shows that he in charge of the soldiers and his status is evident through this conversation. He also controls the topic of the conversation. Again, this displays that despite his physical and mental health he is still a strong, sure and higher status soldier than Billy and it is evident that Billy recognises this. Next I will discuss the characterisation throughout my extract. Firstly I will consider how thought is represented....   [tags: stylistics, narrative structure]

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Perceptions and Reality in Eighteenth Century Popular Press

- Popular culture is arguably obsessed with crime in all forms of entertainment. Hardly a movie is produced, or a television program aired that does not in some way incorporate violence. Print media sources publish articles that do not feature some form of crime. For some reason human beings are intrigued by others suffering, and perhaps to some extent, the thrill, adrenalin rush, and emotions conveyed by these events. This concepts is not, however, a product of the modern age. Writers have long portrayed this idea in a variety of texts ranging from histories, to plays, to daily news publications....   [tags: British History ]

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Cheetahs in Zoos

- Cheetahs in Zoos Cheetahs in captivity should be left there, not released into the wild, and on the same note cheetahs in the wild should be left there, not brought into captivity. A cheetah in a zoo that is released into the wild may not know what to do, having been cared for by people in an enclosed environment for a number of years and then suddenly thrust out into the wild and on its own may have adverse effects on the cat’s psyche, making it manic or exhibit unpredictable behaviors and endangering the wildlife already there....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Red Shanked Douc Langurs Analysis

- During the Cuc Phuong trip, we had an opportunity to choose a primate and observe it. I chose Red shanked Douc Langur that has a scientific name Pygathrix Nemaeus. His face is covered with reddish yellow color and have black eye with blue eyelids, also his chin is covered with white beard. All the "Red shanked douc langurs" looks like a pregnant woman with a gray shirt and black pants even if it is a male. His legs are red from knees to ankles and below the ankles are black, also from elbow from wrist are colored with white....   [tags: primate, IUCN, eprc, hunting]

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Salmon Farming in British Colombia

- ... These companies consequently set up operations in BC and started buying up smaller companies.” (Marshall, 8) Scandinavian companies are earning money while British Colombians pay the environmental prices. For these reasons salmon farming must be brought to a stop immediately in order to protect British Colombia’s economy. Salmon farming poses a significant health risk for its consumers. Farmed fish are harmful to human’s health because they live “confined in overcrowded pools filled with antibiotics, pesticides, chemicals, and waste.” (Harrington, 1) Contaminants found in farmed salmon bind with the fat cells of the salmon and in turn bind with the stomach cells of the consumer, releasin...   [tags: harming local wildlife, environmental issues]

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Inheritance Patterns of the Fruit Fly

- Inheritance Patterns of the Fruit Fly The fruit fly, or the Drosophila melanogaster, was used in this experiment to study patterns of inheritance. It only takes a fruit fly 14 days to develop from an egg to an adult and then 12 hours before they become reproductive, so these factors made the fruit fly a good species to study, because we had enough time to do crosses. We were investigating the patterns of inheritance in the eye color and the wings. The wild type flies had red eyes and full wings, while the mutant phenotype had brown eyes and no wings....   [tags: Papers]

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To Hold a Killer Whale in Captivity is to Abuse that Animal

- ... In the wild, the dorsal fin of the Killer whale stands upright (Cetacean Inspiration). Cases of killer whales having bent dorsal fins in the wild is extremely rare and when it does occur its usually the result of injury, or even an oil spill. There are a several reasons why whales in captivity have bent dorsal fins. Two of the main causes as stated by the Cetacean Inspiration Website are: I. In the wild, the deep water supports the dorsal fins upright position while collagen hardens, and in captivity, the pool water isn’t deep enough to exert the amount of pressure necessary so the fin bends....   [tags: marine life, orcas]

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Is Tilikum the Killer Whale Truly a Killer?

- Tilikum is the name of the most notorious killer whale in Seaworld. He is responsible for three deaths in SeaWorld. The most recent case of the death of Dawn Brancheau in 2010 brought the world’s attention to the captivity of killer whales. Dawn Brancheau was one of the most senior whale trainer that is allowed to to work with Tilikum (Kirby 305). Despite that, many rounds of checks were carried out before the training starts. The incident occurred during a ‘Dine with Shamu’ experience where guest could eat while watching the killer whale interactions....   [tags: seaworld, orcas, captivity]

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Zoos and Aquariums: A Barbaric Institution

- The practice of keeping wild animals in a zoo or aquarium is looked at favorably in most aspects but what we fail to realize is that we have placed animals which at one point lived freely in wide open spaces into captivity. Society is assuming these animals are happy to be taken from their natural habitat and placed in pens and cages because they have every need handed to them. David Suzuki asked “What gives us the right to exploit other living organisms as we see fit?” (681). Through selfishness, people have justified zoos and aquariums to be an educational benefit to children, to help them learn about animals, their individuality and where they come from....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity?

- There are billions of animals in captivity around the world. These animals are in zoos, breeding centers, and research laboratories. All those animals lead to out lash because of the stress of being in a small confinement habitat. Is it ethical to keep animals in captivity for research, breeding, or for our enjoyment. 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....   [tags: habiat, safety, well-being]

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Chris McCandless and Ted Kaczynski

- Throughout time, many people have given up their normal lives in order to live simply. Whether it’s going out and living in the wild alone or giving up electricity and running water. “Sometimes the weight of civilization can be overwhelming. The fast pace ... the burdens of relationships ... the political strife ... the technological complexity — it's enough to make you dream of escaping to a simpler life more in touch with nature.” (Nelson) Some just can’t handle it, but some have too. Whether it’s criminal, religious, research reasons, or the world is just too much to handle living out in the wild happens for a reason and there are certain things that influence it....   [tags: Alaskan Odyssey]

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Zoos Should be Banned

- Zoos are an unsuitable environment for wild animals and should, therefore, be abolished. Firstly, zoo animals are kept in a very confined area compared with their vast natural habitat. Secondly, breeding programmes are far less successful than zoos claim. Thirdly, zoo animals are exposed to many diseases and other dangers. Zoo animals are usually kept in very cramped enclosures and do not behave like their wild counterparts. Polar bears, for example, are given about 10 metres of walking space whereas in their Arctic home they roam for many hundreds of kilometres....   [tags: Zoo Animals]

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