Giraffes Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… One of the sanctuaries that I visited was for giraffes and the picture that I took is a great example of the negative effects of such places. The giraffe is leaning its head over my shoulder and eating out of my hand as I look on nervously. This may have also been one of those special one-time experiences, but again, the animals were so tame that they seemed almost like pets and not the undomesticated creatures that I expected to encounter. After the safari animals return to health, they are kept in the sanctuaries instead of being released to the wild. In the sanctuary, the giraffes are fed with pellets of human processed food, so they are being domesticated because they depend on humans for their survival. Also, some of the animals give birth while in the shelter so their offspring never actually know the feeling of freedom on the safari plains. Instead of running in fear, these animals seek humans to feed them. This demonstrates the exploitation that occurs so that the Tanzanian nation can acquire its …show more content…
We move in and destroy ecosystems just to accommodate for our ever expanding population…and this is certainly true in Africa. As humans infiltrate the wondrous world of the African safari, animal populations decline and the animals themselves become more domesticated. These third-world countries do not have the government funding to protect the disappearing species, and the corruption that exists, prevents any of the foreign aid from reaching its intended destination. The only way for true environmental protection to occur would be a worldwide cause to keep human interaction away from these life forms. Sanctuaries are aimed towards a good cause, but they only end up increasing the animal’s dependency on human care. It is amazing to see all of these animals, but the experience is becoming hindered because the animals’ mentalities are not as “wild” beasts, but as creatures that are used to human

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