HorseWould you like to be kept in a tiny cage your whole life?

Animals don’t either!

Animals should not be kept in cages for the health and hygiene of animals and their owners. Also the animal becomes stressed and it has been taken away from its natural habitat. Plus the quality of the produce is not coming from an animal that has spent its life being crammed into a small cage with lots of other animals and being forced to produce.

Firstly, animals should not be kept in cages for the health and hygiene of both the human and the animal because, the cage becomes dirty and bacteria will grow and it is likely that the animals will become sick. Also if the cage is near or in a house it will become a dirty place for humans. When animals such as chickens and pigs are packed into a cage they can get sicknesses from each other and can hardly move to get the nutrients they need to be healthy. Melody, a vet from animals Australia announced that about 80% of birds that come in sick have wing damage and are kept in cages.

Also, animals should not be kept in cages because the animal becomes stressed. When an animal is stressed they often can’t breed or reproduce, causing the animal to soon become rare. In cages chickens and bids don’t have he space to stretch their wings and fly, they can become stressed and damage their wings. Circus animals are put in cages, threated and made to perform. The animals are held in a cage, not being able to roam free, causing the animal to become depressed for life. Also scientists have proven that animals that are kept in cages become stressed, sick and don’t live as long.

Furthermore, animals should definitely not be kept in cages because it’s not their natural habitat. If it’s in a cage it usually has been parted from its family. Animals who are kept in cages will never know what its like to be free, hunt and live in is natural habitat. They cannot get the protein they would get hunting and being able to explore the wild. Circus owner Malcolm Flinch quotes that “when I used to have animals they couldn’t get to sleep at night, I knew that was NOT right, so I brought in acrobats and now my circus is famous for trapeze acts. DON’T KEEP ANIMALS IN CAGES!”

Finally, its highly necessary that animals are not kept in cages because the quality of the produce will not be as good or tasty as free range animals. Free-range animals will have had a happy life and have been able to peck at the grass, getting the nutrients they need. If caged produce is purchased the flavour of the food will not be as nice, because the animal has had a bad life and been forced to produce. Also 98% of free-range farmers believe that their animals are happy and have had 20% less sickness than caged animals. “They deserve a happy life too!” Free-range farmers tell us. “So animals deserve to live a good life too, you do!”

In conclusion, I strongly believe that animals should not be kept in cages because the animal and its owner can become sick and there are health and hygiene risks. The animals don’t get the experience it would in its natural habitat and it becomes stressed in a cage. Also the produce is not good quality compared to free range animals.

You would like a long and happy life too!