Should Animals Be Kept In Zoos

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However, there are also many groups of people believe that zoos are against animal rights and inhuman. For example, a lot of animals rights advocates hold this perspective because based on researches that they did, they discovered that there is a lot difference between wild animals and zoo animals. Elephants is a great example. Wild elephants have a longer life spans than captive elephants. Wild elephants can usually live 60-70 years. However, the captive elephants usually die before the age of 40. (User, S.) The difference on the life spans between this two groups clearly shows that zoos are not doing anything good for these elephants. These elephants are able to live longer in wild instead of living in a zoo and to be watched by all kinds …show more content…
It is true that zoos are necessary in some ways, and in today’s world, zoos might be a good way to protect animals from all kinds of danger. However, in the future, animals should not be kept in zoos. Animals have their rights to live happier in their nature habitats. Based on the basic relationship between animals and humans, animals have the equal rights and freedom just like humans. We are all kinds of forms of lives on the earth. As human, we can’t put our own will on animals and do something that we believe will be good for other creatures. Animals have their own living instinct. Because of all kinds of living instincts animals have, there is “Ecological Balance” on the world. However, what human is trying to do are against the “Ecological Balance”. Human use animals for moneys, took animals’ living space and put them into huge cages, and make these animals lose their own living instinct. However, only when human realize that we need to send animals back into nature world and help building the “Ecological Balance”, our own living environment is able to increase at the same …show more content…
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