Wilderness Ethics

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Wilderness Ethics



Lavar McCullough
February 11, 2000
Essay #2
Wilderness Ethics

Wildlife can be found all over the world. Animals come in all shapes and sizes and some still haven’t even been accounted for. Animals were on this planet long before man, but they may not be here when man leaves. The animals’ downfall results from the extensive studying, exploitation, and the destruction of their habitats, which should be against the law.
There is a lot of information that can still be learned about certain species of animals. This information is good, only if it furthers human knowledge and the animal’s well being. Studies done on animals involve clinical research. Taking an animal out of the wild simply to research it for common knowledge is unnecessary. Information on any animal can be gained by observation of the animal in its own natural habitat.
Altering the behavior of animals is a different form of “injustice.” The best example of the behavioral alteration is the circus. Under the big top of the circus, wild animals are taught to do tricks upon command. The audience sees obediently trained animals; but cannot see the process that it takes to tame those wild animals. The wild animals have a home

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