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The Great Zoo Debate: Good or Bad?

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We were put to the challenge to answer the question, Are Zoos Inhumane? To give us a better understanding on the different points of view, we started by reading this article. After reading, we chose an opinion and used evidence from the text to support it. Scroll below the article to find a couple of our opinions on the topic.

Are Zoos Inhumane?

By Torrin

I think zoos are inhumane, and animals can escape. In the article it states, “One of the tigers was on the loose!” Zoos are like a prison. The author states “Critics say that zoos are like prisons and that zoos drive many animals crazy by confining them.” Another reason is because the animals can get bored and don’t really do anything. In the article it states, “Anti-zoo activists talk about big cats endlessly pacing back and forth in their cages, zoo elephants constantly swaying side to side, polar bears swimming in endless circles, and monkeys and parrots “grooming” themselves until they have no fur or feathers.” I don’t think they should not keep zoos.

Should Animals Be in Zoos?

By Antony

Yes, they should get rid of zoos because they are like animal prisons. Wild  animals have to live in their habitat and not in zoos. Animals get crazy in zoos like Tatiana a tiger who went went craze and attacked a teenager and two other  young  men. No one knows why Tatiana  attacked.  Some witnesses say the men taunting the tiger but  the they denied it. Animals in zoos are like kidnapping people, but they are animals. Animals are not happy in zoos. They are sad. They got taken away from their family, and they should be with their families. That is why animals should not be in zoos.

 

By Destiny

I agree that it is cruel to keep animals in zoos because animals get bored and sometimes die inside a zoo. Also, they should be in the wild. In the article it states,”Critics say that zoos are like prisons and that zoos drive many animals crazy by confining them. If the animals don’t die of boredom, they snap and revert to their wild nature.”I mostly agree that it is cruel because because it’s not right, and if you were locked in a cage how would you feel? I feel bad when I see wild animals behind bars. It is like a prison cell. I think zoos are inhumane. In the article it states,”There are some animals, such as tigers and elephants, which roam large areas in the wild, that should not be held captive.”

 

By Aylana

No, I do not agree with taking wild animals into a zoo. The animals should be free and live on their on. I say no wild animals should not be in a zoo. Wild animals often live alone and they might not like to be by other animals. Some wild animals like to be by other animals, but wild animals are not scared of people. I think animals should not live in zoos. 

What is your opinion, should animals live in zoos? 

Author: Mrs. Moore

3rd grade teacher in Arizona, USA

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