Ã¼ Think of animals living in freedom, their natural habitat and
captivity. What are advantages and disadvantages of both? Are you for
or against animalsâ€™ rights? Why?
My generation is an urban generation. Almost all of us live in the cities or towns, visiting our grandparentsâ€™ villages only once or twice during the summer. That keeps us very far away from nature or wildlife and city parks are no way equal to that and could never serve for it. For this reason fauna and flora problems matter to us only as long as they are directly associated with what we eat or drink. However, there still are some people, usually nature scientists, who are madly involved in discussions about some essential animal problems. The most burning question at the moment is protecting some animal species from extinction. There are two basic ways how we can do it and both of them have advantages and disadvantages.
Initially we should start by trying to keep the natural animalsâ€™ habitat unharmed. It is important, because some species can only live and multiply in their natural environment. For example, wild predators like lions, their psychological health is endangered if they are put in to captivity, or lets just say very simply - a cage. Then the harmony is gone out of their lives, their quondam freedom is no more reachable and so their lives are no more regular. This should be avoided and the animalsâ€™ habitats should be taken care of, so they would be suitable places to live in.
But still, if the environment is clean and unpolluted, it doesnâ€™t mean, that our work is done. There also are other dangers, apart from water or air pollution, poaching is one of them. It doesnâ€™t mean at all that the animals we want to protect are safe and sound if they live in their own natural environment. We should never forget that exactly there they are absolutely out of our control and the most important â€“ prote