Wild animals

@acmepride (1547)
United States
May 9, 2007 1:48pm CST
What are your sentiments about wild animals being domesticated and/or being caged in zoos? Do you think that it would be better for these animals to stay in cages or be released in the wild? What makes you say so, if ever?
4 responses
@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
12 May 07
There are instances where captivity is the only chance an animal can survive. A great example of this is the Sumatran Rhino, its numbers are so down and people hunt them for their horns. If there were no captive breeding programs or zoos that will protect them they would have been extinct already. But there are animals that are not meant to be in cages, like Eagles but as with the Philippine Eagle without people helping them they wouldnt survive. The real question is if captivity is bad no, the real question is, how safe is the wild now for animals and if man will let them live on the planet still. Captivity is not the problem but men who venture into the wild who has the intention to make money from it.
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
12 May 07
niel, your response is truly highly insightful and very relevant! Just to clarify, though, how do you think would men be urged stop hunting these wild animals solely for profit? Do you think that they could truly be stopped, and if they could, how? Thanks in advance!
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
12 May 07
niel, your response is truly highly insightful and very relevant! Just to clarify, though, how do you think would men be urged stop hunting these wild animals solely for profit? Do you think that they could truly be stopped, and if they could, how? Thanks in advance!
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
12 May 07
niel, your response is truly highly insightful and very relevant! Just to clarify, though, how do you think would men be urged stop hunting these wild animals solely for profit? Do you think that they could truly be stopped, and if they could, how? Thanks in advance!
@JessyBlue (536)
• United States
11 May 07
I think that wild animals that are found to not be able to live properly in the wild should be cared for at a zoo, or wildlife sanctuary. Some mothers get killed or die of whatever in the wild and their young are left behind. So I think its good when those young get picked up and cared for. Plus when a wild animal starts to become extinct, the wild animals in captivity of that type can be breaded and its off spring be released into the wild, thus repopulating that type.
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
12 May 07
Thanks for your response, JessyBlue. Just for my enlightenment, do you have a specific time frame in mind in taking care of wild animals at the zoo or wildlife sanctuary before they could be re-introduced to the wild? Don't you think that taking young wild animals from their parents and their natural habitat--the wild--would have harmful consequences to such wild animals? Thanks again! ;)
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I agree, JessyBlue, their survival should always be the primary consideration in any decision that will be made. Stay positive and Happy myLotting!
• India
14 Mar 09
an interesting thought..
• Singapore
25 Jun 10
uh... It kind of depends. As you can see, some animals are used to living in big spaces in the wild. While some animals might not be able to survive. Although zoo animals are said to live longer than those animals in the wild, it is not important to live a long live, but to be able to live an adventurous, meaningful life, no matter how short it is.
• India
14 Mar 09
well its tough to say.. essentially all wild animals shud remain wild forever. captivating them is not good. except the once who face extinction. for them aswell we can look to breed them in a sanctuary which is a controlled enviornment.. this is in d interest of us all and the animals as well..