Helpless Captives Of The Zoo.

April 20, 2011
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A zoological garden-a place where animals are kept to be studied, conserved and displayed. You may find a majority of people, most of which are parents of young children and commercially orientated people encouraging the idea of zoos, but because I am a nature loving person and I also have intense interest in zoology, I confidently present the seemingly contradictive face of the public zoos.
Let me first ensure to acknowledge you that I am strictly against animal lock-ups. I am, quite alot of times, persuaded to think about the value of a zoo. Is it to satisfy the human curiosity? to entertain? or to educate? Oh yes! educate. As far as my believes are concerned, I think education should be a source of turning the mirrors into windows not the other way round! In simple words, education makes one selfless rather than being more selfish.
I vividly remember my last visit to a zoo, though the animals were all healthy, there was only one problem...the big bars that limit the locomotivity of the poor creatures. This is the only reason why I support the existence of safari parks rather than typical zoos (most of which do not even provide necessary needs of the animals) The animals in a safari park can be protected, wander and feel independent yet giving all the benefits of a typical zoo.
In the end I would request the managers of the zoos to put themselves in their captives shoes before taking up their responsibility. Wildlife is no business it is an independent ethnic group we all are accountable to take care of.

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julian This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 11:03 am
I agree with you, but I have seen some improvement in zoos. Nowadays, zoos are being made into places of rehabilitation for the animals, and education for us. But zoos that don't do that should be shut down for sure. Great work!
areebaization replied...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm
Thank you for commenting and expressing your opinion julian!
rosawrites said...
Jun. 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm
This is very good! I never thought  about this topic until reading this piece! I totally agree! You've got a very convincing voice in your writing! Keep it up!
areebaization replied...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Thank you rosa!
rupal bhandari said...
Jun. 15, 2011 at 11:41 pm
really nice one! animals must be kept in their correct places!
areebaization replied...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm
decievinghimesama said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 4:23 am
I know right... animals should be placed at their right homes... I mean who would want to be locked up? I like it... good article though there are some errors♥
areebaization replied...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 5:44 am
Thank you!
musicalmolly said...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

There were several grammatical errors, and I agree that you need more facts. Other than that, I enjoyed reading this piece.

I agree with some parts of your article. I grew up in Indianapolis, and the zoo there is fantastic. The animals appear healthy and happy, and they are well taken care of. However, I have heard of some zoos that seriously neglect their animals. I believe that this topic varies depending on what zoo you go to, and where.

Overall, a very interesting article. N... (more »)

areebaization replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 4:24 am
Thank you for the suggestions!
WritingSpasms said...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm
I'm actually in the middle on this one. Animal lock-ups do protect us from getting into the personal space of anything territorial, but sometimes I can't help but wonder if they get that "caged" feeling at times. As for education, I believe safaris provide a much better experience, but most people choose to go to a zoo out of conveniency and mimimal expense. BUT I do see where you're getting at! This is very well written. :)
areebaization replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 4:22 am
Thank you for the motivation!
JoPepper said...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 3:14 pm
Safari parks would be nice if there was enough natural habitat.  I can't pick whether zoos are bad places or not I'm kind of middleground on that subject but I see your point!  I liked it it was very well written, I didn't notice any mistakes though!!! Good job!!! keep on writing! ;))
areebaization replied...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm

 Thank you JoPepper!


JoPepper replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 10:18 am
You're welcome!!!!! :))
JoPepper replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 10:18 am
You're more than welcome!!!! :))
NavishJ. said...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I totally agree with you. :)

However, I found that there were quite a few grammatical errors. Also, you should have provided more facts to back up your opinion.

Other than that, it was very good for your first article. :) Keep writing! 

areebaization replied...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:48 am

Thank you NavishJ.!

Could you be more specific about the grammatical mistakes?

It'll be a great help!

Greatly appreciated!

Amna. said...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm
Gr8 one areeba.. i do suport ur view :)
areebaization replied...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Thank you Amna.

It's just opinion, anyone can differ in an opinion. Good to hear that someone's view matches mine!
happy writing,


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