Animals should be free, people should not keep them in zoos.

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

Animals should be free; people should not keep them in zoos.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
I sincerely agree with the notion that animals should not be kept in zoos and should be free. Human has no right to captivate them in zoos. Animals have equal rights and should equally share the planet as humans do instead of being confined in the zoos. I firmly believe that animals should not be captured in zoological garden, since they loss their essence of wilderness.

It cannot be denied that zoos have served both educational and recreational purpose for us to see wild animals firsthand. Zoos are handy tools for education. For instance, there is nothing better than an actual lion to teach the concept of lioness to children. It can be taught instantly by viewing a living, breathing lion. No book, no website, nor even YouTube video can do this as effectively. The real animals can be a bridge to the real world and encourage students to want to learn more. In addition, zoo is a great source of authentic recreation. That is to say that the beauty of wild animals charms more than anything else like Discovery Channel, National Geography Channel or any pictures. For example, I was mesmerized when I first time saw the spellbinding beauty of Royal Bengal Tiger in the zoo and their real appearance exceeded my prior knowledge and imagination that I had by watching documentary in TV.

Despite the above fact, I feel that wild animals’ confinement in cages is brutal and these animal rights should no less than humans, since the same creator created both of us and the same planet we share. Our intelligence does not allow us to confine the animals in cages rather our responsibility is to protect their natural inhabitants.  Rather being more intelligent, we should play a vital role to protect them, to protect their very nature. We should ensure that animals can live their natural habitats and can roam freely, since their natural instinct may vanish if they are confined to zoos. Moreover, some animals are forced to live in the climate in which they cannot adapt to and this is very cruel act, I think. For example, elephant is accustomed to tropical climate, but when it is caged in zoos in cold countries like Canada is savage deed of human. In addition, caged in zoos, animals loss their basic instinct of wilderness. A case in point is the poem “The Jaguar” by Ted Hughes. In the poem, the poet depicts the dull condition of the wild animals as they are caged in the zoo. He delineates that some animals seem to have resigned themselves to their confined fate in the zoo each changing their basic nature in order to cope with the sedentary limitations of their existence.

In pithy, nothing is created for nothing. Each and every creature is somehow useful for us and keeps the planet viable for living.