environment, animal cruelty
Wild animals kept in zoos, aquariums, marine parks and theme parks, and other types of captive establishments endure severe mistreatment. both due to the inherently stressful nature of captivity as well as certain conditions within these facilities that exacerbate the mistreatment. The general views that society holds of animals, the ability for humans to profit from captive animals. inadequate monitoring of animal treatment, and inadequate worker training are all causes of this animal mistreatment. When animals suffer this mistreatment, they endure severe psychological harm (evidenced by chronic stress. stereotypic behavior. hyper-aggressive behavior, and maternal neglect) and physical harm (such as health issues and self-harm). They are also at risk of dying prematurely and harming or even killing humans. Environmental enrichment, captive release programs. and animal sanctuaries are practices currently being employed in an attempt to mitigate or solve the issue of animal mistreatment.
"Mistreatment of Wild Animals in Captivity,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2021:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2021/iss2/11