Should Animals Be Kept In Controlled Environments Essay

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Do controlled environments provide a healthy lifestyle for animals living in them? Do they comfort the animals that consider these environments their home? Are animals better off left in the wild than cared for in these environments? Zoos and nature parks alike have been a center of entertainment for many years. In the past, animals of these controlled environments were poorly treated and tended to without a care; they were just there for show and to collect profits. Many zoos and nature parks nowadays are directed more towards the caring, nourishment, and safekeeping of animals. Although controlled environments may keep animals safe, no animals should be kept in controlled environments because the animals living in them learn to live with extra care that won’t always be available to them, the safekeeping of animals in controlled environments negatively interferes with the food chain and doesn’t allow for survival of the fittest, and, in general, controlled environments disturb an animal’s wild, natural, and healthy way of living. First of all, no animals should be kept in controlled environments because the …show more content…
One article states this: “When animals are in these environments, they are isolated from other animals, their ability to hunt and their natural diet is limited, and the space they have to roam is decreased.” Although some people may say that animals are provided a healthy life in these controlled environments, the life that they live in them is unnatural, which means that they will have to relearn how to hunt and search for food once they are released back into the wild. This can put them into an even more dangerous situation than when they were taken out of the wild to be under protection. This means that controlled environments disturb an animal’s wild, natural, and healthy way of

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