Imagine you were taken out of your home and made to live in a small enclosure? 100s of animals are locked up kilometres away from their true homes in overseas countries. Zoos can be enjoyable for you and me but look at it from the other side of the enclosure. How would you feel?
Animals like Lions need to hunt for prey, in zoos they are given the food teaching them nothing about the skills you need to survive in the wild. When lions are taken out of the African jungle, the gazelles and zebras eat all the grass and birds they can get before the remaining lions, gazelles and zebras die from starvation. In zoos lions and tigers have around 18000 times less space in zoos then the wild. Besides Lions are known as “king of the jungle”, not “king of the cage”.
Some animals are transported in cages as small as small as 4 metres squared and kept in quarantine for weeks. When animals are in zoos they cannot hunt and get barely enough exercise before going lazy and fat. I know most people think zoos are “educational” and teaches people about wild animals, but how do you get “educated” by watching animals in captivity, far away from their home. Anyway most visitors only spend a few minutes at each enclosure.
Animals can’t live their “normal” life e.g. Birds get their wings clipped so they can’t fly as far as they would in their natural habitat. In animals natural habitat they wouldn’t be people’s garbage outside their enclosure and snobby people staring at them. Besides I wouldn’t want to eat an empty chip packet.
Now surely you would agree that zoos don’t need to be here as they just imprison animals. HARAMBE.