Persuasive Essay On Zoos

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Bertrand Russell said “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves and wiser people are full of doubts.” He is saying we need to start to see the world for what it truly is, rather than the fantasy others feed us. The editorial “Why we still need zoos, whatever animal right activists say” by Jonathan Milne on wants us to believe there is nothing wrong with zoos anymore. He tells us that zoos help protect wildlife from humans and restore them without the interference of humans, mostly poachers. Although this is true, some zoos have become more about promoting wildlife than before, but most haven’t changed for the better. I believe that zoos are smothering the animals without national regulations and then keeping the ones they help in cases to display for profit. Jonathan Milne talks about zoos and their positive impact on wildlife in his…show more content…
Grech says in her paper “One result of the scarcity of laws and insufficient enforcement of existing laws, is the existence of a prospering black market in the trade of rare and exotic species. Surplus zoo animals from breeding programs and retired zoo animals are easily sold off to dealers for canned hunts, shoddy roadside attractions, or slaughterhouses to be sold for their parts.” Until there is a way to keep all the animals from harm, even harm we can’t see, is it worth it for our children to learn that these creatures are supposed to live in cages? Supporting these establishments might benefit the community of endangered animals, but how will you know which ones are under inspection versus the ones that aren’t? How will you know if the zoo sells their additional endangered species “surplus” or old animals to the black market? You can’t really, the zoos won’t tell you if they haven’t been inspected and they are not under oath not to lie if you ask. They definitely won’t tell you about their illegal

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