In this week AOW article, I wonder about what the title might means? “To Save Some Species, Zoos Must Let Others Die”
Why must some species die in able to save others? What do you think the purposes of zoos are besides attracting attention from tourist, educating students and people all over the world, sight seeing, taking pictures or for display? For me personally, I think zoos are kind of animal-rescuers place. Only “pets” aren’t allow in zoos because they’re too common, too plain, too simple or to simply summarize, too many of that creature.
“American zoos are on the verge of giving up on trying to save them.”
Why would anyone, for that matter, trying to give up other “un-endangered species, to save the endangered ones? Even if the “plain” breeds aren’t at risk like the others, we still have to protect them because they’re like us. They have lives, feelings, can endure pain, can cry, has feelings and cells and blood, everything that we’re made up of, only different structures and form. In my opinion, I think that they shouldn’t give up on those animals who aren’t at risk, but built a larger home or set them free/ make them feel more at home. Animals weren’t endanger before hunters started hunting, lack of natural resources, destruction of homes and family’s members disappearance due to the reason stated above. The only concern I have for these “not-at-risk” animals to go back to their natural habitat is that hunters will soon start illegal or hunting for food to provide for us, or maybe for fun. That’s my only one and big perturb to these animals.
The result is that zookeepers, usually animal lovers to the core, are increasingly being pressed into making cold calculations about which animals are the most crucial to save.
As it’s stated above, zookeepers whom had work for many species before, grown attached to them, and now forced to leave them, and take care of MORE at-risk animals. Even though the animals do need special care, zoo sponsers and owners could hire more people to help out with the endangered animals inable for the zookeepers to stay alongside with his/her long-relationship companion. They should be considering how the zookeepers feel at this point because surely,they’re feeling this matter is unjustfy, sad, woebegone and miserable since it’s like loosing your puppy.
“It’s great to be helping another animal, but I still miss them,” Ms. Fischer said, sighing. “We had expertise and we were good with them, and they were spectacular.”