The purpose of this bill is to recognize and change the treatment and captivity requirements for large marine mammals. The current treatment of large marine mammals in captivity is inhumane and is in no way suitable for the needs of the animals. The living conditions for large marine mammals are much too small and many are over crowded which causes stress and outbursts of violence. Animals who are not born in captivity are taken directly from wild, breaking the very strong emotional bonds that many marine mammals have causing heavy emotional trauma. In general, the blatant disregard for health, minimal stimulation and lack of knowledge of the animals alone is a huge part of the poor treatment.
Orcas in Captivity Have you ever been to SeaWorld and watched the show they do with the Orcas? I bet you never fully paid attention to how depressed this wonderful animals looks, because you aren't focused on how they feel only how you do. SeaWorld has 23 Orcas placed in three different parks in America. Overall there is 55 known Orcas in captivity in the world, and there is known to 144 Orcas that have been taken from the wild, and most of them are dead now due to being in captivity. Keeping orcas in captivity is bad for health reasons, because it causes stress problems they would never have when living in the wild.
These sharks have a very great sense of smell and sight. They have a limitless menu of diet items. Tiger sharks have sharp, greatly serrated teeth and extremely powerful jaws, this help them eat whatever they can find. These sharks are the top predators of the ocean ecosystem. Their prey would be overpopulated if the tiger shark was nonexistent.
Animal Rights For many years there has been a major debate regarding animal rights. Human beings have been using animals for food, shelter, safety, clothing, and more recently for medical research. The main drawback of using animal for all these things is the way we treat them. Our cultural beliefs have changed throughout the years and we become insensitive to how we take care of the animal. As human beings we have failed in recent years to give the animals the respect and rights they deserve.
Another characteristic that makes the bluefin Tuna so unique is its size. The size of the bluefin tuna is massive in both weight and length. Tuna can reach weights of five hundred and fifty pounds and have an average length of six and a half feet. These aren’t the only characteristics that make the bluefin tuna desirable. Unfortunately for the species, bluefin meat also
No matter how vast and naturalistic their habitat is, they are still trapped in. Not only gorillas, but every single animal in a zoo have these advantages and this disadvantage. What these creatures think of this deal, we may never know, but we do know what keeping animals in zoos can do for us and for them. Despite the frequent signs in the reptile houses that state, “Please do not knock on the glass”, people often do just that. The mammals and birds constantly have to deal with the ruckus of goggle-eyed children and scolding parents.
Many of wild animals cannot cope with situation that they are taken from their natural habitats and placed in captivity. They cannot carry on their normal activity like in the wild and become listless and inactive in zoo. They also lose their natural abilities such as sprinting and hunting when placed in captivity. According to Virginia McKenna, the founder of Born Free Foundation and wildlife campaigner of United Kingdom suggested that freedom is a precious concept, and wildlife suffers mentally and physically from the lack
Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity or Should They Be Freed in the Wild? Animals in captivity are deprived of their natural environment, social interaction and typical activity. These animals often turn their energies and anxiety into stereotypical behaviour that are not evident in animals who are free to move around in the wild. Moreover, animals in captivity are usually affected by extreme boredom, lack of appropriate exercise, poor quality of food and lack of variety of food, especially in poorly run facilities. Deprived of their natural environment and social groupings, these animals are unable to learn in a way that will help them achieve their full potential and realized their genuine origin.
Risks involved The risk factors that comes along with keeping such animals are so high compared to the little advantages that people may claim to be getting from them. These animals are wild and keeping them might lead to some accidents which the owner would have to bear with. Because the owner cannot basically meet their needs, these animals may attack unexpectedly and cause great harm. They can also make the owner or anyone who access the premises contract some diseases such as TB, Herpes and even Rabies since taking care of them cannot be compared to taking care of the normal pets such as the dogs. The behaviors of the exotic animals cannot be predicted, one may not order and command their steps each minute and therefore can kill or maim within few seconds.
These exotic animals do not perform these unnatural and meaningless acts because they want to. They do it because they are scared of what will happen to them if they don’t. The riding bicycles, juggling objects, the dancing bears, and tigers jumping into a rim of fire are all forced tricks. The Welfare Animal Act states that circus animals should be protected and treated humanely, and focuses on animal rights such as, exotic circus animals. In the wild, exotic wild animals are portrayed as free and dangerous; being in a cage locked up and treated badly does not make the animals safe for the public.