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Essay on ‘Animals should not be kept in zoos’ — 22 Comments

  1. One thing here made me think: the horrible fact that big cats born in captivity for our amusement live in prison-like conditions, on concrete and sometimes never even feel grass beneath their feet. I recall a youtube video of one such lion named Will who after 13 years was rescued from that (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRhE–QNNqQ). There are videos of other animals, and lions who were shipped back to an African sanctuary which was even nicer for them. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtVg65OuCfk).

    • Yes, the zoos in America and the UK are good compared to those in developing countries where the conditions are horrendously cruel. And when there is war the animals die of starvation. It is ghastly.

  2. this helped me on my essay i do not think animals should be kept in zoos because there is a lot of cruelty. they use things and test it on the animals.they need to see freedom. they deserve to be free. they do not want to see poking all the time on the glass. they put drugs in the animals. even the animals have to stay in a cage some of them. some have to be far away cause they can jump. they need to roam around a little. they are shaving the sheep fur to use as clothe. they dont deserve it.

  3. I know your talking a bout individual private zoo’s. But I just wanted to say that a lot of Zoo’s such as Folsom, and the San Francisco take in animals that have been deemed unfit for the wild. Which means they were injured and recovered but could no longer survive in the wild. Such as one of the Sea Lions Silent knight who is blind. Or there is a Red Hawk who can’t fly who resides at Folsom. And there is a hotel and resort in San Diego that cares for two blind seals.

    What would you do with these poor creatures besides give them a death sentence by returning them to the wild.

    • Thanks for your comment. I agree there are some good points about zoos such as the one you made. However, the essay is about the bad points so I stuck to the topic. Also there will be other organisations who rescue wild animals, I suspect. I don’t think zoos do any good for wild animals in the long term. They harm our relationship with wild animals. I know many people disagree with me and that is okay.

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