Imagine Being Alone In Zoo

Imagine Being Alone In Zoo

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Started by Stella Kang

Dear. Animal lovers & zookeepers

“Imagine being born with an execution date being separated from your family since birth. Living out your miserable life in miserable conditions with miserable people. Imagine being alone being scared with nothing to do but wait for the ax to fall.” This is a quote from Mia presenting on TED talk. She thought that ‘animals were free’ but this is proven wrong. Through my research, I found that between 3,000 ~ 5,000 healthy animals were killed across ONLY European zoos every year. But then think, how many animals would be killed in other zoos? Having animals in zoos is simply cruel to animals for three main reasons. First, zoos keep animals inhumanely. Second, zoos do not effectively help animals get back into the wild. Third, they do not provide enough resources for the animals in their care.


Firstly, zoos keep animals inhumanely. Zoos are not made by helping animals, it is made by people who have lots of money. According to the text Zoo from national geographic.org says that zoos are made by people who have lots of money who want to show their power to others. The text also said “The first zoos were created as private collections by the wealthy to show their power” this shows that zoos were made to show their power even though animals don’t like it. Animals don’t get to show their feelings well to humans because they can’t talk and people can’t read animals' minds. Because of that humans get to be inhumanly to animals but humans should not be able to do that. Animals have emotions I can prove this by the text do animals have emotions from onekindplanet.org the text proves that animals do. Many zoos do not keep animals inhumanely but some zoos do so. So, I believe that animals should be protected. 


Secondly, zoos do not effectively help animals get back into the wild. Animals should not be able to walk all the way through the zoo and go inside into the zoo cage. That means people are forcing animals to go inside the cage. Who would like to live in a cage instead of their real home? Some people may argue that animals like to be in their cage because zoos serve food and some other things. Yes this is true, but in the wild there is more healthier food that animals like and also serves a more significant place to live than being stuck in a cage. That will also make animals lose their natural habitats.


Lastly, they do not provide enough resources for the animals in their care. They do serve things such as food, water, and some plants in the cage. But that's not enough for the animals and also not healthy for them. The actual best way is to make animals go back to the wild. The Zookeepers need to earn money to survive and they need animals in zoos. That means animals can’t be in the wild. But you need to buy things for animals such as food and shelter. That costs money. So if you use money then you need to earn more money back to make a profit. Even Though the zookeeper's love animals they need to earn money to survive in their life. so they shouldn’t be able to give animals good food then a pet. People may say ‘but they just don’t have to get a profit’ that means you don’t want to earn money when you just worked so hard. You shouldn’t be able to live in an apartment and not be able to even eat food. 


In conclusion, now did you know why animals need to be free in the wild? Do you still think zoos are worthy of animals? However, Zoos are harmful to animals for three main reasons. First, zoos keep animals inhumanely. Second, zoos do not effectively help animals get back into the wild. Third, they do not provide enough resources for the animals in their care. This is why animals get to have choices of their own lives. And final, final, finally animals should be free!!! 

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