Problems with Zoos

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people who are killing animals in zoos are people who dont care about animals and lots of people love animals so dont kill the animals in the zoos.

dont kill animals its mean. talk to the zookeepers about would mean alot to the animals.

these are pictures of zoo animals its a picture of a leamer.

why are zoos putting animals in zoos? because people want to see animals they keep hem here without freedom and they get money for it. i think its bad to keep animals in cages in they zoo.i would put them back in there real home in the wild.

if you didn't have zoos with animals kids will be sad without animals in zoos people woudnt go to zoos and kids would be sad.

Animals like polar bears or felines are used to hunting; this habit is replaced by the zoo with regular feedings. Most animals kept in zoos would naturally roam for tens of miles a day.

Once you start recognizing the signs of stress in zoo animals and understand how sad and boring their lives must be, zoos will look completely different to you.

When I visited a zoo recently, one of the elephants was swaying her trunk back and forth. I took a clip of her, which you can view on the right. At the end of the clip you can hear a woman say: "if I could just do that all day, man that would be pretty sweet.". I also overheard a little girl ask her mother what the elephant was doing. Her mother answered that the elephant was "dancing".

The sad truth though is that repetitive movements like trunk swaying are clear signs of stress. Since most of us only know these wild animals from seeing them in zoos, it isn't easy to recognize stress behaviors. Zoo keepers either aren't aware of these signs themselves, or they aren't eager to explain them to us.

Despite their professed concern for animals, zoos can more accurately be described as “collections” of interesting animals than as actual havens or homes. Even under the best of circumstances at the best of zoos, captivity cannot begin to replicate wild animals’ habitats. Animals are often prevented from doing most of the things that are natural and important to them, like running, roaming, flying, climbing, foraging, choosing a partner, and being with others of their own kind. Zoos teach people that it is acceptable to interfere with animals and keep them locked up in captivity, where they are bored, cramped, lonely, deprived of all control over their lives, and far from their natural homes.

Virginia McKenna, who starred in the classic movie Born Free and received an Order of the British Empire in 2003 for her work in behalf of captive animals, says that her participation in Born Free made her realize that “wild animals belonged in the wild, not imprisoned in zoos. … Freedom is a precious concept, and wild animals suffer physically and mentally from the lack of freedom captivity imposes.

click the button to contact the zoo and tell them to stop!

people should stop putting endangered animals in zoos! they could become extinct. so SAVE THE ANIMALS IN THE ZOOS! WE  want to save the animals don't we?

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