First negative effect of capturing animals is lack of freedom. The animals should be in the place where they belong. An animals staying in the cage seem kind of tortured. Of course, they are tortured and for sure, it is hard time for animals to stay in the cage for the rest of their lives. “When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free” (Hughes). Wild animals are supposed to live wildlife, supposed to hunt and survive as they live their own typical life.
Although animals in the zoo will be released by any opportunities however they will never be able to survive in wildlife. This is due to the lack of experience in wildlife and they wont be easily adapted to the new environment. Is not only freedom an animal, who being captive in a zoo, their chance for survival is no longer their control. Many people thinking Some schools organize school trips to the zoo, for educational purposes. Many people say that zoos are indeed educational.
However in reality people spend only few minutes of their time to look at one animal, therefore there is nothing educational about. It is even easier to watch the same thing on TV or go online. Although some people claim that there is a quite natural environment in the zoo there is nothing natural about it. For instance, water animals don’t have the required amount of water, or birds cannot fly as much distance that they actually need. Some animals require privacy and seclusion, but this definitely is not happening in the zoo.
As a result animals end up having abnormal behavior or even worse the degeneration of the species. The bears cannot hibernate, lions continuously walk in circles, giraffes and elephants bang their heads on the bars and etc. Zoos say they actually protect animals from extinction, but in reality they do the opposite. Unfortunately some of the animals will never be released to their wild environment, but even if they would there is no a chance they would survive.
The saddest thing is that the money spent on zoo ticket let people look at animals to be imprisoned and traded. In the modern world it is considered to be normal to capture animals from their natural wild environment and put on display. For example, pandas are one of the rarest animals in the world. It is such a sensitive animal that requires seclusion and privacy. A pandas are almost one step from degeneration, but it doesn’t stop Chinese government to rent pandas zoos all over the world for tremendous amount of money.
Another good example is African elephant, in its natural and wild environment the average lifespan is 56 years. However in zoos these elephants have lifespan of 16. 9 years. In fact many zoos finding it out closing the elephants exhibits, but it doesn’t prevent all of the zoos close these exhibits. Another very upsetting fact that the zoos with small budget reduce their supply on cages or order a smaller cages with less foliage. Indeed, this makes animals’ lives almost unbearable. It is so sad that those animals are being captured only for entertainment purposes.
Would you like to be kept in a tiny cage your whole life?
Animals don’t either!
Animals should not be kept in cages for the health and hygiene of animals and their owners. Also the animal becomes stressed and it has been taken away from its natural habitat. Plus the quality of the produce is not coming from an animal that has spent its life being crammed into a small cage with lots of other animals and being forced to produce.
Firstly, animals should not be kept in cages for the health and hygiene of both the human and the animal because, the cage becomes dirty and bacteria will grow and it is likely that the animals will become sick. Also if the cage is near or in a house it will become a dirty place for humans. When animals such as chickens and pigs are packed into a cage they can get sicknesses from each other and can hardly move to get the nutrients they need to be healthy. Melody, a vet from animals Australia announced that about 80% of birds that come in sick have wing damage and are kept in cages.
Also, animals should not be kept in cages because the animal becomes stressed. When an animal is stressed they often can’t breed or reproduce, causing the animal to soon become rare. In cages chickens and bids don’t have he space to stretch their wings and fly, they can become stressed and damage their wings. Circus animals are put in cages, threated and made to perform. The animals are held in a cage, not being able to roam free, causing the animal to become depressed for life. Also scientists have proven that animals that are kept in cages become stressed, sick and don’t live as long.
Furthermore, animals should definitely not be kept in cages because it’s not their natural habitat. If it’s in a cage it usually has been parted from its family. Animals who are kept in cages will never know what its like to be free, hunt and live in is natural habitat. They cannot get the protein they would get hunting and being able to explore the wild. Circus owner Malcolm Flinch quotes that “when I used to have animals they couldn’t get to sleep at night, I knew that was NOT right, so I brought in acrobats and now my circus is famous for trapeze acts. DON’T KEEP ANIMALS IN CAGES!”
Finally, its highly necessary that animals are not kept in cages because the quality of the produce will not be as good or tasty as free range animals. Free-range animals will have had a happy life and have been able to peck at the grass, getting the nutrients they need. If caged produce is purchased the flavour of the food will not be as nice, because the animal has had a bad life and been forced to produce. Also 98% of free-range farmers believe that their animals are happy and have had 20% less sickness than caged animals. “They deserve a happy life too!” Free-range farmers tell us. “So animals deserve to live a good life too, you do!”
In conclusion, I strongly believe that animals should not be kept in cages because the animal and its owner can become sick and there are health and hygiene risks. The animals don’t get the experience it would in its natural habitat and it becomes stressed in a cage. Also the produce is not good quality compared to free range animals.
You would like a long and happy life too!