Captive Animals Essay

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Everyday, while people are living their comfortable lives, animals are getting closer and closer to being wiped out. Animals live in fear of poaching, habitat destruction, and many more dangers that people could help control. People may have the ability to stop these issues but few care, they would rather sit back and watch as millions of animals die each year. Zoos are taking the lead in conserving endangered animals by acting as sanctuaries and giving animals the protection they lack in the wild (“Zoo”). Without the help of zoos many more species will disappear never to be seen again. Zoos are not only important to the animals held captive but to future wildlife as well because they give animals a safe place to live and help prevent …show more content…
Will people let these innocent babies die just because they disagree with zoos? Zoos are very important to the future of animals, but they also pick up the slack of taking care of the animals of the present. Zoos are paradise to unwanted and endangered animals, but many people believe that zoos are inhumane and pointless. Anti-zoo activists believe that if captive animals do not die from boredom, they snap and revert to their wild nature (“Are Zoos Bad News?”). It is true that some animals may lash out from stress or for entertainment. However, zoos do not wish to turn these animals into pets, just make sure that they will always have a future on this planet. Critics argue that as a result of captive breeding efforts; only sixteen species have established self-sustaining populations in the wild (“Zoos: Myth and Reality”). Sixteen really is a small number. However, zoos knew that stopping extinction would not be a walk in the park, but they are still doing their best against these troubling odds, and sixteen saved populations is a way better accomplishment than just watching as animals struggle to maintain their rightful place on Earth. No matter how negative people talk, zoos are still the ones out in this tough world trying to make a difference.
Zoos should not only be known for holding animals captive, because they are also working extremely hard to make sure that animals will always have a future on Earth. “Reintroduction programs, where animals from zoo,

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