Zoo keepers over the top?
The first time I went to the San Francisco zoo, I was just two years old, and fascinated by the different animals I saw. Big, small, tall, short, skinny, wide. But back then I didn’t realize what it was like to be the animals at all. Now, putting myself in their situation, it seems absolutely horrible. Trapped in metal cages, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, hungry, tired, and bored. Animals should NOT be treated this way to entertain humans.
One reason for this statement is because I truly believe that wild animals should live freely in their natural habitats, not owned by humans. Scientists claim that in order for living things to live and function properly, they should live in a healthy environment. But looking at zoo animals today-living in crowded cages, showing no activity each day creates a bad image towards their lives. Animals should be able to live in their native surroundings, where they would be able to roam around freely.
I could almost hear the chorus of young children whining to their parents to go the zoo for their birthdays. They could relate a lot to myself during that visit to the SF zoo. I had a big heart for animals, and cared for them deeply. But the thought of animals being enslaved and owned by humans is not right-animals should have the right to live off their own in the wild, owned by no one. Many people visit the zoo every day, but don’t even realize how the animals’ lives are being dominated by human authority.
In a typical zoo, you’d see monkeys, giraffes, lions, elephants, birds, and more. Many of the animal groups huddle together with their animal family, trying to adjust to the unreal scenery that is fixed to look like their natural habitat. But of course, nothing could replace that. Just like nothing could replace their families, but that’s exactly what zoos do many times. In zoos, animals are separated from their families due to the...