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Zoos: Prisons Or Santuaries? Zoos Are Just Another Prison

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A zoo is just another prisonYes, there are some zoos that are quite like safe havens to the animals they keep and sometimes to such an extent that they keep the animals from extinction. But what about the rest of them?Imagine being put in a place where you can barely move, where the sunlight rarely meets your eyes and where you can not call out to anyone who understands you or the restlessness inside you .Now imagine being left there for days without food and sometimes even water. Would you call this your sanctuary? Would ...view middle of the document...

There are many zoos all over the world were the conditions are so unhygienic that they are illegal according to animal rights. Often a times animals are left to starve and the sick left to die.It comes in scientific reports that animals that are kept in zoos over a length of time are not able to adapt to their own habitats when set free as their living conditions are not at all like their natural conditions. Also animals are many a times not able to interact with others of their species and therefore have no chances of survival in the wild. Some zoos even go to the barbaric limits of giving the animals drugs so that they appear calm to the public.We may think that by keeping animals in zoos is good for them, and while it may be true in some cases it is not so in others. Not only do we take them away from all that they know but we also try to make them into us, forgetting in the process that it is what we do and how we are that makes us human and no matter how hard an animal tries it will always be an animal. It is the nature of things which when disturbed always has repercussions. Their lives are to be lived in freedom and being wild is in their nature and no human can change that.

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