The Ethics of Wild Animals as Pets and in Zoos

posted on 09 Sep 2014 14:57 by melodicloser1227

Animals require the five freedoms, no matter how 'domesticated' they are. Clinical Coder Igou from Aylmer, spends time with hobbies like snowshoeing, Technology,Gadget and creating a house. Has enrolled in a world contiki journey. Is incredibly ecstatic in particular about touring Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Who else can be sure of what they truly 'want'. Who knows if they are 'happy'?

It is 100% logical to compare caring for domesticated dogs with the captivity of any other animal. If captive wild animals were considered the same way people traditionally care for dogs (daily interaction, exercise, and/or enrichment), they would likely be fairing much better.

However, domestication can also be a nice illusion that prevents people from really considering animal welfare. Many people do object to common practices like rabbit hutches, small cages for hamsters, and dog crates (as well as keeping cats permanently indoors, but letting invasive, non-native animals outside to hunt wildlife is unmistakably unethical).

Keeping an animal, any animal, as a pet or in a zoo is not inherently unethical. What is wrong is failing to meet an animal's needs, or observing failure in raising a content animal and failing to do something about it.

This does not mean that it is wrong, unethical, or impossible to responsible care for a wild animal in captivity simply by the virtue of it not being domesticated, it just means that you must change how you care for them.