I will be stating my reasons to why I think it is cruel to keep animals in cages. My definition of this topic is: cruel: Causing pain or suffering to innocent animals or living organism. Cages: A structure of bars or wires in which animals is confined. I will now state my arguments:
There are examples all over the world where animals have been taking from their homes and then stuck in cages for the entertainment and pleasure of humans. For example in 2006 a group of giant pandas in China were taken from their bamboo forest home and taken into captivity for tourists, but no one ever realised the harm this made to the pandas until wildlife experts finally took action and put them in their natural habitat. By the time that they got them out of captivity and took them back in the wild it took years for the pandas to rehabilitate and adapt to their natural habitat. If we keep more and more animals in cages not only will the species become extinct or endangered but the animals will lose their natural way of life from being in a natural habitat to being locked up in cages.
Animals are just like human they eat, sleep and drink like us. They can run, walk and swim like us. They speak a certain language and they all have male and female genders. So why it is that factory farm & circuses have to keep these animals, which are just like us in nearly every single way, in cages? How would you feel being stuck in a small, cramped and uncomfortable cage with little food and water and no one to play with or talk to? I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t like it. Animals have feelings and emotions just like us; just because they don’t have a voice to speak does mean we should take away their rights as a living creature. It would be much more pleasurable to see the animal in its natural habitat, living its life being happy opposed to a small cramped, overcrowded cage. Some animals have died just from the conditions that their cages have been kept in. Do factory farmers and circuses like seeing animals suffer in these conditions?
Most people in 1st world countries would not even think of locking human in cages but yet just down the road at their local zoo or circuses helpless
animals are being kept in that claustrophobic cage so us human beings can have the privilege to see those animals. If we wouldn’t do it to other humans why is it right to do it to animals, what makes that right?
In conclusion I personally believe it is wrong to keep helpless animals in cages for most or all of their lives and should be released into the wild where they belong.
Please help me see if any improvements can be done. Thank you! :)
A cage is an enclosure used to confine or protect something. People nowadays keep animals in cages for entertainment and profit purposes. Some people say that caging the animals is a money-making gimmick and it is unethical as it deprives them of their freedom. However, there are other reasons, such as the importance of preserving the species to ensure it does not go into extinction, giving people a chance to appreciate wildlife that is impossible to find in a modern, commercialized city and protecting the human population from any threats caused by dangerous animals.
-Keeping animals in cages increase the chances that they do not go into extinction.
- Gives future generations the chance to enjoy these wildlifes too.
-Captive breeding for most animals, except for those that cannot survive in captivity, increases their population size.
-Many skeptics criticize that keeping animals in enclosures cause them to lose their natural instinct. Hence lose their ability to hunt for food and die from starvation
-But if they were to remain in the wild, there is a high chance that they would not survive. Eg. Global warming, change in climate-floods, droughts. Unable to adapt to the sudden change of environment.
-They would also be protected from illegal poachers who hunt animals for their body parts
-eg rhinoceros horn used in traditional Chinese medicine
- People can also learn more about wildlife creatures that cannot be found in their country and gain knowledge about their plight.
- People can also learn more about these wildlife creatures and gain knowledge about their plight.
-eg Singapore Zoo entertains visitors with animal shows which carry an educational message that it is important to protect these animals.
-People may be more cautious of their actions in the future.
- These animals, in the meantime, get all their basic necessities, from food to shelter and even medical checkups, improving their standard of living.
-Besides, zookeepers are employed to cater to the needs of these animals, creating employment in the process.
-Some animals that invade into human settlements pose a threat, thus there is a need to keep these animals in cages to prevent any problems in the future.
-For example, there was a case in the Malaysia that a reticulated python slithered into a house and consumed an infant.
- This shows that such animals should be caged as they are life-threatening creatures.
-Many argue that caging up the animal deprives the animal of freedom and considered as a form of torture. Instead, they should be released back to the wild. However, they may come back without any warning, taking victims by surprise.
In conclusion, there is a need to keep animals in cages so as to save their species from extinction, give people a chance to appreciate wildlife and protect humans from animal threats. I feel that animals should be caged for meaningful purposes and not solely for money or cruel intentions. Animals are also living things, thus we must learn to respect and sympathize with them.