Animals being put into captivity is a good thing as well as a bad thing.
They are being put in captivity to stop the population of this animal from being extinct, their homes are being put through deforestation or pollution and therefore they have no where to live, they have been put on breeding programmes to make the population rise, entertainment purposes (being kept in a zoo's to see what animals look like around the world) and for research to look into the different aspects of the animal and to look into the history of the animal,
In some captivities they are not given what they would get in the wild, they are being kept in small enclosures and have started to perform abnormal activities (such as pacing and bar biting), some animals don't always tend to live in a captivity life style and the population does not always increase, once being captured from the wild they don't always tend to make a great attempt in captivity.
Depending on the type of animal being put in captivity and how long they have been in the wild will depend if their time in captivity is a success or not.
Pros: In the wild animals are poached but if that animal had been in a zoo it would be in a safe environment. In Britain the majority of zoos are collecting research on breeding to prevent the extinction of rare species in the wild. A lot of animals have better living conditions in a zoo than out in the wild.
Pros: Extinct animals are kept in zoos to preserve their species.
Cons: It's unfair on the animals. They're kept in cages all of their lives and often become depressed. Animals are supposed to be in their natural environment and be able to interact with other animals. In fact, animals kept in captivity couldn't survive without the help of zoo keepers. Animals die in the wild and animals die in the zoos, it's inevitable. Keeping them from living their lives in cruel. Zoos should be banned.
The animals can get very ill and lead to death.
Animals in captivity is the fact that the typical development of their authenetic being is arrested at all levels.
By: Rebecca Louise McGuinness at 12.13pm on the 7th of June 2010