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Would a person feel angry if he or she were in a prison for nothing Anyone would say Of course Then why do people think that animals feel happy in zoos which are the same as prisons I remember once I visited Los Angeles Zoo and I compared this zoo to what I saw in my country I noticed a huge difference between them In the zoo in my country all the animals were kept in cages while in Los Angeles Zoo they had more space to wander around However this is still a prisonEven under the best of circumstances at the best of zoos captivity itself is hell for animals meant to roam free Kaufman 1997 p 611K7091 People should consider this and make a right decision Zoos should be closed to the public There are many other ways to teach people about the wildlife such as TV radio magazines and newspapers books in schools and so on As Kaufman points out zoos are teaching the wrong lesson -- that it is acceptable to keep animals in captivity bored cramped lonely and far from their natural homes June 11 1997 p 611K7091 In zoos a great number of people walk by each animal every day this must irritate all the animals For example Morgan says that hundreds of people regularly wait for the endangered giant leather-backed turtle to lay eggs and that their noise and flash cameras frighten turtles and interfere with the egg-laying 1995 p 136 Animals are not marketable goods to be torn from their families and homes at our will and displayed for human entertainment says Kaufman 1997 p 611K7091 There are several ways for middlemen to make money on an animal that has been acquired from a zoo points out Goldston February 11 1999 p K1903 it can go to a game farm to an auction the meat man or as an exhibit Then there are people willing
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