Although, going to the zoo seems a good way to spend a family afternoon, I strongly oppose to keeping animals in zoos. It is due to the fact that zoos are just relic of the past, they deprive animals of their rights and taking children there may badly influences their development.
Firstly, zoos are said to have come to life to enable people to see wild species living in distant countries. In the past only few people could travel and with the lack of television or the Internet visiting the zoo was the only option to admire a wide range of animals. However, nowadays everybody can watch documentaries on exotic animals and even see them in their natural habitats, for travel costs have decreased over the years.
Moreover, by locking animals in cages, people take away from them their freedom. I do believe that animals shouldn’t be denied their fundamental right, which is to live in their natural habitat and simply stay wild. Only when animals are given a chance to live in the place they are supposed to live, not in the zoo, can they enjoy their animal life.
Finally, we should instill in children the idea that animals are not a source of entertainment, but living, breathing beings. If