Animals should not be kept in Zoos

It was a warm cloudy day at the Beardsley zoo. I heard some weird sounds coming from the lion’s cage then when I went over their I saw a lion clawing at the cage like it wanted to rome and explore instead of being in a little cage with a tree to climb onto. Zoos can’t provide sufficient space. Zoos cannot provide the amount of space animals have in the wild. This is particularly the case for those species who roam larger distances in their natural habitat. Tigers and lions have around 18,000 times less space in zoos than they would in the wild.

Do Animals Live Longer In Captivity? Researchers have observed African zoo elephants with life spans of about 17 years, but wild ones in Amboseli lived 36 years. However, sea lions can live to be around 30 years old in captivity, in contrast to an average of approximately 20 years in the wild.

Also in 2010 a Freedom for Animals undercover investigator filmed sick animals left untreated and dead animals to rot on floors at Twiddle Farm Zoo. That shows that healthy animals that need to rome could not be kept in captivity.

If an animal is nice and healthy they should not be put in cages for peoples joy, they should stay in the wild.

Why do the Zoo owners have so many healthy animals that are not able to grow or correctly and they are just killing them for no reason. The 9-month-old female lion was considered “surplus.” Officials at Odense said they had too many female lions. They also were concerned about inbreeding, according to reports. The lion was offered to other zoos, but when no takers were found she was killed earlier this year and stored in a freezer. World Animal Protection says, “It has been observed in recent decades that the use of live animals in interactive programmed within zoos has been successful in increasing visitors’ participation, interest and empathy for that particular species. Additionally, they have been shown to increase public concern for, and knowledge about, wild animals and conservation in general. As such, they are considered to be a valid educational tool. However, less is known about their effect on the animals involved. This study investigated whether inclusion in this type of learning approach could have a positive or negative impact on an animal’s welfare.” I think the more animals zoos have the more people come to the zoos but they think they are helping the animals by enclosing them, but the animals do not get a choice to be in a cage or be in the wild. This is why animals should not be in Zoos. 

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