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Liliana Garcia
Mr. Andrews
Fall semester
English 07

Should all zoos be shut down?

Argument essay
Should all zoos be shutdown?
Society has shown that children and adults learn about animals in person, but do they know how these animals are being treated? There are many people who argue that these zoos should be shut down because of the diseases spreading around, others want to keep the zoos open to let everyone experience these animals in person. Since both positions are not acceptable, I believe these should be shut down because of the disease being spread. In fact shutting down zoos will improve the health of these animals living in zoos, the spreading of disease, improving how zoo keepers treat these animals, to prevent psychological damage to these animals, and show a different way to see wild animals. In the New York Times website, Dennis M. Black published an article in April 1, 2005. In this article Dennis writes how to petting zoos in Orlando Florida was temporary shutdown. The reasons of these two petting zoos are shutdown ifs for a deadly strain of E.Coli bacteria. This bacterium has caused many children to be hospitalized also in this article Dr. Mehul Dixit said, “In cases where young children had been affected by the bacteria, over half would suffer long-term damage to their kidneys and other organs.” Not only shutting zoos will be less trouble for kids to get sick, but prevent them long-term damage with their organs” In shutting down zoos it will be less children getting sick and preventing them to be hospitalize. Why should we take children to these types of zoos and get them sick? Not only stopping the spread of diseases, but the health of these zoo animals. The article written by Michell Carr called “The Reality of Zoos,” she writes how unhappy zoo animals are living in small cages and spaces. Having small cages and spaces can cause “Zoochosis.” These animals get very bored living in small cages and spaces that they...
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