Essay # Some people think that zoos are cruel and all zoos should be closed
IELTS Writing Task # Essay
Some people think that zoos are cruel and all zoos should be closed. However, others think that zoos are useful for protecting rare animals. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
All the wildlife is in a fight for survival. It is a precious gift of God to this planet which needs to be safeguarded from natural and man-made activities. Some people are of the opinion that zoos need to be banned in order to conserve extinct wildlife while others find zoos helpful in preserving rare species. From my personal standpoint, it is an urgent need to ban zoos that ill-treat wildlife for their own profitable purpose.
Zoos can be unsuitable habitats for wild animals therefore, they must be abolished. Some people consider zoos to be a cruel environment where the zoo owners camouflage their cruelty with conversation claims. Wild animals are supposed to remain in their natural habitat as in the zoos they are forced to breed or entertain the crowd, due to which they fall sick. Several wild creatures, who stay at these artificial environments do not behave like their usual counterparts. To give you an idea, polar bears can hardly walk for 5 meters when kept in a cage whereas in their Artic home they roam for hundreds of kilometers.
From another point of view, zoos provide a safe place to rehabilitate potentially lost species. Man-made activities like construction of factories by cutting down forests and hunting make wildlife’s natural habitat not a safe place to live. Many animals in zoos are well treated and live longer than they would in the wild. Like for instance, Project Tiger in India helped to conserve our national animal. Breeding programs are also practiced at zoos in order to save the endangered species.
Taking everything into account, zoos need to treat wildlife with care and stop manhandling them for entertainment purposes. Those wildlife sanctuaries and zoos that are seen mishandling wild animals should be banned immediately.