Should animals be kept in Zoos or are they better living in natural habitat? Discuss and give your opinion?
Complete the topic within 20 minutes. Write a 200-300 word essay.
Should animals be kept in zoos is a debatable topic and people around the globe are divided in their opinions. Some are supporting the zoos as people get to know animals by visiting them in zoos while others are strongly criticizing the practice and demanding a total eradication of zoos. The topic attracts majority of views from people and remains a hot topic among people of concern. I will discuss both sides of view before drawing any conclusion. And I am extremely in favor of the idea.
The foremost reason against the idea is the in-human behavior and extreme conditions that the animals went through in the zoos. Animals die prematurely in the zoological garden around the world. They are not getting whole nutrition and being treated badly by the humans. Illegal sale of animal’s substance is another major reason. Animals are murdered for their bones, skin and for other valuable things made from animals and being sold in black market for higher prices. Vets at the zoos make these illegal practice easy. And freedom can not be compared to any valuable thing in the world. Animals can’t speak for themselves and they too want to be free.
We can’t over look the pros of keeping animals in zoos. First of all, the main purpose of the zoo is to conserve the animals. As we all are aware of the fact that most of the species are already endangered so need of the hour is to conserve them and zoos provide the perfect habitat for them. By bringing them into a safe environment, feeding them with proper food and with breeding process, lot of species are saved. They even get protection from poachers, hunting, illegal selling and predators. Moreover, people visiting zoos get to know the animals from close and encourage research which helps in conservation for the wild animals.
In conclusion, both the opinions are supported with strong points , but in my own view, there are more pros of zoos than cons. However, there should be some standards set for these zoological garden so to reduce the suffering of animals.