Do wild animals belong in captivity?

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© Raje Esteban
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Some people dislike zoos and some people enjoy them.

Wild animals are kept in captivity for a variety of reasons... For research, education, conservation, entertainement.

Some argue it's not good for the animals. It's not good for the animals to be put in unnatural settings. These animals are tightly confined, lack privacy, and have little opportunity for physical exercise.

The final question asked by many people is: Is it really necessary to keep animals in captivity?

13 responses

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (23 Apr 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (23 Apr 2012):

    Wonderful! Voted!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Magnificent animal, deserves far treatment. The picture is excellent.

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Superb! Got my vote!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (10 May 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (10 May 2012):

    Yes, there are many pros and cons about zoos. I enjoy the animals but at the same time i feel sorry for them as they are out of their environment. They are safe from hunters and well fed,but would they be better left alone and let nature take its course. You could debate about this all day long. This photo has a sadness about it,but it IS a great photo. I voted!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (14 May 2012):

    The cropping gives this image the feel of an abstract.

  • Jen Mars

    Jen Mars gave props (15 May 2012):

    if it teaches our future generations to love them, a few behind a cage to save the others is ok with me...voted!

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro gave props (17 May 2012):

    Love it!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 May 2012):

    No, not at all, I voted!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (30 May 2012):

    So ugly, he's beautiful! my vote

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (17 Jun 2012):

    Powerful entry! Mans inhumanity!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    If it's a cage, not that kind of captivity!

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