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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 3 months ago

It is inhumane to keep animals in the zoo how can we let them all go?

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  • 3 months ago

    Sadly, for most zoo animals it would be more inhumane to release them than to maintain care for them. A no-win situation if you believe that keeping animals in a zoo is inhumane (and it is difficult to say that it can't be inhumane, although it does not have to be inhumane).

    If we humans decide to end zoos, it would have to be done over time. No longer add to the zoo population, because all animals, once in a zoo, tend to be like humans and forget the hazards of the real world. We humans are also coddled in our own "zoo" of a sort. Most of us could not and would not survive if released to the wild.

  • 3 months ago

    You don't want to hear the truth, but the very opposite is the case.

    The cruelest thin you could do is releasing zoo animals.

    One example,,Batworld sanctuary primarily rescues bats, they have full blown medical facilities including nurseries for orphans, they are protected, fed, and cared for by professionals, their enclosed habitat more than suitable with all the enrichment's and exercise they need, those that can go back to the wild are put into bat castle with their own kind and free to come and go as they choose.

    If you knew truths such wildlife facilities like Seaworld, San Diego zoo and most others are just the same.

    Too many people fall for too many lies from the PETA activists,,,don't be another sheeple.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Good gosh, morons will never go extinct.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    In general no but it depends on the zoo. Most zoos these days take proper care of the animals.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    No, many animals in zoos are very well cared for.

  • 3 months ago

    Not really. Most zoos take really good care of the animals. They get around the clock vet treatment if they get sick or injured. They get food on an everyday basis or whatever is considered normal. Some animals live in a temperature controlled climate so they’re always comfortable. Zoo animals on average live several years longer than their wild counterparts. The only thing they give up is their freedom to go anywhere they want.

  • 3 months ago

    Technically it's not inhumane. The animals kept in the zoo are there for there protection. If you were to release them they'd die because they wouldn't know how to fend for themselves or avoid predators

    • daniel g
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      See your ignorance here, No animal is taken from the wild that can fend for itself. It just hasn't happened in over 5 decades. Or are you saying it is fine for the poachers, but not zoologist.
      Dumber than I thought.

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Without zoos, there would be a lot more extinctions than there are now. Animals in zoos get regular meals and medical treatment. As a result, they live a lot longer than the ones in the wild. It's fine to be an activist but only if you are guided by facts, rather than by emotions and propaganda.

    • oikoσ
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Really, Simpson? Did you read my last sentence? Do you read at all? Or just listen to PETA propaganda?

  • 3 months ago

    Even if it was inhumane (many species are endangered and will likely go extinct in the wild), you would have to ban ownership of animals, which is unlikely to pass in basically any country anywhere. Animals would be better served by you trying to preserve wild animals and let public apathy run its course like it did with B & B Circus and SeaWorld. Zoos will stop existing when there is no longer a financial motive to run them.

    • Simpson G.
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      This is garbage. Nearly every sentence is incorrect.

  • 3 months ago

    Obviously we can’t. They are reliant on humans.

    The humane thing would be to place them all in state and federally sponsored sanctuaries. No breeding, no hunting, with proper vet care, and where they are fully protected.

    • Simpson G.
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Daniel thinks zoos and sanctuaries are the same thing and that no animal charity qualifies for federal support. Ok.....

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