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Should Zoos Be Banned?
Zoos are invaluable as an educational tool.
Many zoos provide presentations given by staff to educate the public on specific habitats, behaviors, and safety when encountering certain animals in the wild. This information can be life-saving, and thus important.
show that encountering living animals in a formal learning arrangement leads to higher achievement and closes gender disparities in achievement. They have shown to be more effective methods than just teaching at school.
Zoos provide exposure to a variety of animals which we wouldn't encounter otherwise.
This education means that people are likely to better understand (and care about) the plight of animals in the wild.
Zoos actually play a huge role in educating people to habitat preservation, teaching their public the problems that species face in their natural habitat, what are the causes, and what we can do to solve them.
Zoos act as an affordable family-friendly arena for animal awareness and sensitization for people not as connected to nature and eco-trips.
A curator at the National Zoo
followed more than 700 zoo visitors and found that most visitors spend only a few minutes at each display, seeking entertainment rather than enlightenment.
Learning about animals in zoos is a warped education given that the animals are not actually living in their natural environments.
Society historically enjoy spectacles under the guise of education. Zoos are little more than moving images for humans to gawk.
perpetuate colonial narratives
In zoos people learn that humans give themselves the right to imprison animals. Therefore, humans are selective in which forms of life are superior to others and thus humans will always be selective in what kind of people are superior to others.
With the technology available to us today, all that needs to be learnt about an animal can be learnt without the need to confine them permanently.
Not everyone have access to zoos because is not for free.
Educational benefits and research can be equally achieved by