My opinion is shaky. As a kid Im sure most can relate as to how fun it was. Running around, getting freaked out by reptiles. Even the sad attempt to feed the monkey right next to you. Back then I didn’t know better.
However, now that I am aware of their limited life, I feel zoos should be closed. Yet what about the rest of the little kids? Don’t they too get to see what we saw? Just how fair is it to keep beautiful animals locked up?
I haven’t been to a zoo in years, so I don’t miss them-I simply started refusing to go when family made trips there, and even though my parents were irritated, they won’t force me. The animals are trapped in cages that seem huge to us, but relative to their size it’s like being trapped in a closet. Small children can learn about animals without going to see them locked up in cages. If zoos are eventually phased out, kids won’t know what they are missing. They’d probably be shocked to learn that their parents/grandparents actually found it fun to go see animals trapped in cages.
i don’t like zoos to me there sad to go to. to see all the animals feel lost in small places and children going tapping on the glass of the reptiles and making them feel nerves and worry. i really hate them if i want to see animals and learn about them there a thing call nature channel and there a thing call books.
Cool! 🙂 Your zoos sound great, except the ” use them to help learn about them “. Personally, I don’t think zoos are educational. All they teach is a disrespect for life, an exploitation of animals, and that it’s ok to treat animals as things to be gaped at and used for money. And how can you learn about how an animal behaves in the wild by studying it in a cage?
Zoos in the UK are a hell of a lot different to american ones by the sound of it. Over here we use them to help learn about them to then go onto protect them in their natural habitat, also we don’t just take them from their natural habitat. As well as us having strict rules about spacing, environment, feeding, health care etc etc