|Essay Sample 23 |
Comment on the following statement:
| Is it fair to keep animals in zoos? |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people say that it is absolutely unfair to keep animals in zoos, whereas others do not agree. They believe that zoos are not really bad places for animals.
I think that it is not unfair to keep animals in zoos. First of all, they are well protected from their natural enemies there. Nobody attacks and kills them as it might be in a wild nature. Second, I guess, they do not really care where they live if they get what they need. Usually they are well-fed and taken care of. Many of them can live as comfortable in zoos as they can in a wild nature.
At the same time there are people who say that many animals suffer from bad conditions in zoos. Being cut off from wild nature and the possibility to hunt to be themselves, they do not feel happy.
In my opinion these people have a point. Some animals need more space and some must hunt. Nevertheless, many animals have already been born in zoos so they do not really suffer without hunting in the wild.
In conclusion, I would like to say that there are different zoos as well. To my mind the main thing is how the animals are kept, not where. Good zoos provide animals with everything they need and they live happily there. Bad zoos violate many safe and comfortable possible living conditions and make the lives of these poor animals miserable. This should be changed as soon as possible.
Some people believe that it is normal to keep animals in zoos, whereas others think that it is one of the worst things that we can do to animals.
Personally, I think that there is nothing bad in keeping animals in zoos. First of all, there are a lot f people in zoos who take care of the wild animals. For example, there are many veterinarian doctors and medical workers who can help animals if they get sick. Secondly, in such places animals do not have natural enemies that can eat them. Animals such as rabbits and deer feel more comfortable and protected there. The conditions of keeping animals are really good nowadays. They have everything they need to feel protected and safe.
At the same time there are people who say that keeping wild animals in cages is unfair and horrible. They are convinced that these animals must live in forests and fields where they really belong.
Well, in my opinion, there are a lot of animals that are born in zoos and are used to living with people. They would die “in the wild” because they do not know how to hunt and take care of themselves.
In conclusion, I would like to say that there are many ways of protecting wild animals and zoos are not the last one in this list. They appear happy to live in zoos or natural parks that is why it is quite a fair way of treating animals, I guess.