In the US, Zoos Should be Abolished
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I'll be generous and play devil's advocate
zoo: an establishment which maintains a collection of wild animals, typically in a park or gardens, for study, conservation, or display to the public.
abolished: formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).
In the United States, Zoos should be Abolished
That is why I suggest a different resolution. I suggest we help zoos instead of abolish them. Abolishing will cost money, and precious time, while helping will be much cheaper, and less detrimental to the animals. We will fix these aching problems of the zoos, including:
My opponent doesn’t actually state a plan of abolishment. Where should we move the thousands of workers? Where should we put the animals? How would we relocate the animals? What do we do with the facilities after they have been used? What do we do with the equipment? All of these factors need to be assessed before even thinking of abolishing zoos. My plan to help zoos is simple. Use a portion of the already huge zoo grant from the government to try to improve these factors, and spread it around the zoos, instead of the 8% from the AZA. There will be no need to relocate the animals, no need to give the workers jobs, and no need to fill the gap in the economy.