How do you feel about keeping animals in zoos? Read both sides of the argument to help you decide.

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What do you think about zoos? Are they a good thing, or is it cruel to keep animals in captivity?

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ambitioushouda 2 September, 2017 - 07:04

i think that there are two kinds of zoos.first kind,zoos that respect the conditions of living of the animals ( protecting them from danger,extinction and poachers,education,safe place...etc)and second kind that exploit them for their benefits whithout evaluating the consequences. SO this kind is so cruel .

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SLMT 28 August, 2017 - 17:16

I also think zoo is the most frightened place for animals.Who want to live in a cage?Do u also want to be in a small cage until u die?The answer will be No. Animals are also have brain and heart.Whichever animals are they , they want freedom. In my country,there are 2 zoos .Both of them have bad conditions. Being a developing country, no extra budget for animals in zoos.Country can't afford a lot on zoos.I am so sad to see the animals in zoo.In my country's zoos,animals aren't fed enough and they are always starving. Zoo keepers aren't kind to animals and they don't do their job properly because they only got less salary.Moreover,the climate of our country is always hot.Some of the animals who are used to live in cold environment face the worst situation in my country bcoz of extreme heat.When I went to zoo last summer,I saw penguins suffer heat alot and all of the man made ice are melting.They are so poor to be in a hot country.That's why,zoo doesn't always give good things to animals.If the nature of species,diversity of animals are not matched,animals only become the victims. If u see from other side of view,zoo helps alot in international breeding programs.They also help to reduce the increase rate of danger of population. Everything has pros and cons.We can't clearly decide what is right or wrong.

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duzhixian8886 29 July, 2017 - 15:15

After seeing this passage, I must admitted that it is cruel to keep animals in zoos. Firstly, some of the zookeepers treat the animals badly by giving them less food and using sticks to hit them. So that they live in bad conditions and never have the treatment they need. Secondly, when they were released into the wild , they will lose their instinct, they cannot hunt their prey because they were given some meat to survive when they were in the zoo. Thirdly, some of the endangered species may died when they were given some bad food, I mean, such as something that not suit for these kind of animals to eat. And if everyone keep chopping down the tree, the animals won't have their own natural habitat.

Keeping animals in zoos are not very bad, though. The manager of the zoo can earn money by the facilities inside the zoo and the tickets so that they can povide more mordern facilities not just for human but also for the animals.
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SimonLee 26 July, 2017 - 23:53

In my opinion, I don't think Zoo is a great thing. If you ask me why, let me show you what I think about it: Firstly, some zoos don't really care about animals, What they only care aboutis just to make money. In that case, animals always feel painful. Secondly, you may think zoo is a good thing, but don't you know what animal feel about? They want to be free, don't they? Last but not the least, in big zoos, some people always shout at or feed them, so lots of animals feel painful or dead quietly. In conclusion, zoos is not a great thing and I really hope they get less and less in the future.

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QueenPinkBluebel 19 July, 2017 - 20:37

In my opinion, I'd say that it's cruel and inhuman to enclose animals in small areas and deprive them from their freedom and liberty because it can make the animals feel mentally bad. So instead of promoting zoos, we should protect and preserve them and let them leave safety and in peace in their natural habitats.

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Ken 19 March, 2017 - 00:55

We mankind nowadays are kept in invidible zoos as well. Many got safety and food ; yield to be observed all the time by the "cyber security".....

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Dibu 4 March, 2017 - 11:09

In my opinion, it's cruel to keep animals in artificial conditions, which can harm them and force to feel badly.
I hope, mankind will soon find another way to observe different species whereas it'll be safe for them.

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axelar 20 September, 2016 - 11:37

I think that zoos are bad because the animals in there often have a small area to run around in and they can easily get super stressed.

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Ponfin 20 September, 2016 - 11:33

Most zoo's are treating animals as good as they can but most zoo's are just treating the animals like they want.
Tourists are mostly there to see different species and take photos.
I don't like going to zoo's because I don't like to see animals from the wild being in a "jail", because it makes me sad to see that they have to look good for people but they just want to get out of there.

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VivianAzure 7 August, 2016 - 02:53

The zoo is a entertaining place for people but it is not good for animals. Maybe we should only keep animals that are in endangered to cure them.

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Svetlana273645 17 July, 2016 - 15:58

From my point of view it is cruel to keep animals in zoos because animals can live in forest, eat what they want and there is a big territory. They can have cubs where they want to live.
Other people say that it ia significant to keep animals in zoos because there are lots of hunters and the animals can be killed. The best dicision for them to be in cages.
I am absolutely sure it is cruel to keep animals in zoos and do not give them freedom. More over animals can live more a long life in their natural conditions. To sum up we do not need to keep animals in zoos.

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MicaelaV 12 July, 2016 - 20:16

I think that zoos are good only for the animals that are in endangered because can care of them and help them in their reproduction.

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BelenO 12 July, 2016 - 02:53

The zoos are very nice but, I think animals should live in zoos without Because animals must live in nature. Zoos must be suitable for feeding animals that live there and Healthy and Happy. I also think an animal should be free and live with their same species due to respect for animal life. the animals should not be locked up , because they suffer and may die .

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BelenO 12 July, 2016 - 02:20

I think animals should live in zoos without Because animals must live in nature. Zoos must be suitable for feeding animals that live there and Healthy and Happy

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gabrielaarias 12 July, 2016 - 02:11

I think zoos are not a good idea because they have animals in captivity , often are not in suitable habitat or climate, and are further away from animals of the same species and sometimes visitors assault zoos animals

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VALERIA_PEREZ 12 July, 2016 - 01:50

The most important function of zoos, which benefits humans, is to serve as entertainment for people, especially for children. There is reduced stress and a pleasant time spent in contact with biodiversity.

Besides entertainment, zoos educate humans on the values ​​of respect and protection of nature, which is not only good for future generations, but also teaches them what the needs of animals and the importance of their conservation.

Zoos are places where scientists can conduct research on ecosystems, promoting conservation projects and ensuring the development of new techniques and medicines for animal health care.

Although the animals are not free, such as improvements in the conditions of zoos, new knowledge about the animal kingdom and technological advances occurring in nature, allow the conservation of species and animals in their environment Natural are threatened.

In this sense, keep captive animals, including feeding and caring for them properly, you may be holding back their full potential as living beings.

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Jessyale 11 July, 2016 - 22:43

I'm not in favor or against zoos , but seeing the level of urbanization and the destruction of their territories , would be in favor of a zoo that helps the reproduction of species in captivity as long as these animals are well cared for and treated .

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VALERIA_PEREZ 11 July, 2016 - 04:52

i think t he zoos are not suitable to animals because here is where animals get so stressed and depressed.It´s worth say that some zoos are concerned endangered species and they have aid programs for this species.

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jessmagui 11 July, 2016 - 22:45

I think that zoos are not very good for animals because they deprive themselves of being in a natural environment for them, make them suffer much more debiles.los animals may even kill himself. these animals can not reach reproducirce because they find their partner and die and the species is over.

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Danny_Llamuca 10 July, 2016 - 01:52

I think that animals have the right to their freedom but for various circumstances have been taken from their natural habitat in a lot of cases they are victims of hunters who use them for commercial purposes selling their heads, skins or alive circuses mostly in the United States and Africa.
But there are also ministries helping them especially the endangered species leading them to zoos and animals that have been rescued from places where mistreated to give care and proper nutrition but also zoos that exploit animals who seek only attraction the public but there is another who use them for educational purposes which assist adults and children to witness magnificent animals conclusion think humans must raise awareness and protect animals so that they are not required to be brought zoos and much less mistreat places where they remain in their natural habitat that is where they belong.

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Byfe 9 July, 2016 - 23:35

I think that the animals should have a secure enviroment and need to live with their families. I like the zoos because It also protects endangered animals. Also I consider that the people have to protect the animals because the animals are very important for the enviroment. I like to visit the zoo because I can know some animals.

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Guadalupe 9 July, 2016 - 22:50

The zoos are not suitable to animals because here is where animals get so stressed and depressed. Many animals never feel confortable with these places and they commit suicide. Other animals live in bad conditions and never have the treatment they need. Animals do not need cages where people could look them. They need to be free.

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Araxiel 6 July, 2016 - 12:57

For me the zoo are nice, but as long as the area where the animals are to be appropriate , as they may xistir accidents.
that zoo staff should be trained so they know well the care of each animal

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LuisDan 5 July, 2016 - 21:19

I think that the zoos don´t have all animals require, is good the care but are animals they need their natural habitat, the man have technological advances but he wasn´t match to the mother Nature never. It´s worth say that some zoos are concerned endangered species and they have aid programs for this species.

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AlexZ 5 July, 2016 - 05:18

I think the zoos is a good as long as the people that administer it, are good, for example the people are concerned about the health and welfare of animals and above all they love what they do, zoos should provide a comfortable environment for the animals do not feel trapped

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patogsantorum 5 July, 2016 - 03:48

I think that zoos help animals that are in danger of extinction, this makes people who visit educate themselves on the conservation of these animals. But I think at a certain time should be released in their natural habitat

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adrianamaes 5 July, 2016 - 03:36

Well I think zoo is doing a good work with the animals because they take care of them and prevent to be extinguished by the hand of the man by the way this is a good idea to bring people to enjoy about the animals and their particular characteristics and allow us to study their behavior but I would like to tell them to free them to their original habitat when all of them will be safe or healed.

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JBurgos 4 July, 2016 - 04:48

I believe that raising animals in zoos , it should be only for cases of risk, such as endangered animals or who do not know how to survive in their natural habitat. In the case of educate people about conservation of the animals and their habitat, other measures might be taken.

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JOCIS 3 July, 2016 - 00:21

I think that an animal must be free and live with his same species because they have only in zoos display should be noted that in some zoos if they treated them well but it is not the same that live in their own Habitat in zoos usually do not feed them the right way and many suffer from malnutrition and abuse. Although it should be noted that in some zoos promote so people take conscience of respect for animal life.

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Cruz_Christian 1 July, 2016 - 23:03

I think that zoos have a positive and negative side could not really decide whether it is good or not because everything depends on the rules of treatment of animals which each zoo because several have excellent proposals such as the care of species endangered as well to care only species found in the forest to preserve their species in a crowded care environment is also a positive point that make the zoo to rescue animals that have been abused to give them a better life now there is also the downside for example perform some zoos show several animals such as dolphins that is not good for several people and should not really exist those shows that for me is the only negative aspect of zoos.

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