In the article, “Are zoos ethical? ” I learned that zoos are used to help keep endangered species safe. Dennis Kelly states, “zoos are a safe haven from poaching, habitat loss, climate change, and disease.” The focus of zoos is to help and promote awareness of the animals kept in zoos. But on the other hand, it’s argued that zoos are simply used as entertainment Marta Holmberg states, ”  zoos tend to favor exotic or popular animals—that draw crowds—rather than threatened or endangered local wildlife. Most animals housed in zoos are not endangered, and those that are will likely never be released into their rightful habitat.” So do zoos have the best interest in the animals or more on bringing in crowds?

I think that zoos are unethical. they are mostly focused on the entertainment side of the cause rather than thinking about what’s best for wildlife. no one wants to be locked up and taken from their natural habitat just to spend their lives incaged and used for show business.

What do you think are zoos ethical?

image_printPrint this page.


0 0 votes
Rate This Post
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Youth Voices is an open publishing and social networking platform for youth. The site is organized by teachers with support from the National Writing Project. Opinions expressed by writers are their own.  See more About Youth VoicesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy.All work on Youth Voices is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License


Email Call or Text 917-612-3006

Missions on Youth Voices
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account