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Would you rather have these captive animals run free in the wild not knowing what to do or taken care of? Secondly, say they were never captive, they would be hunted and poached. All zoos want to do is protect species
If the animals weren’t stuffed in cages from the get go they’d have learned how to take care of themselves in the wild. It’s in their nature to hunt for food and roam around freely whenever they want.
A very small amount of zoos actually care for animals - not all of them. Plus, it’s not like zoos were created to protect animals. They were created for human entertainment and profit.
Keeping animals captive to protect them doesn’t solve anything. It’s avoiding one problem and creating another. Yeah, they’re not getting shot at, but their health and sanity deteriorate as years go by because it’s unnatural for wild animals to be held captive. Not to mention the abuse and cruelty they are shown by zookeepers and visitors.
So instead of locking them up and sentencing them to life in prison, we should put more focus and effort into them not needing protection to begin with.
Elephants shouldn’t have to give their backs to humans because they know they are being hunted for their tusks. Rangers shouldn’t have to be assigned to protect a single rhino from poachers. The point is these animals should be allowed to live in their natural habitats without being fucked with.
That’s what should be worked on.
This goes to marine parks as well. It doesn’t matter where the animal is held captive. It’s still cruel and it’s a huge example of this sick sense of entitlement people have.