Discussion texts on zoos

Hi Year 5,

Today, we all wrote PEEL paragraphs (paragraphs which make a point with evidence which is then explained and linked back to the main point) about whether zoos are good or bad.

I know a current challenge amongst our year group is hunting for evidence which could support our main points.

I just read this newspaper article on BBC news about an animal which escaped from a zoo in Birmingham today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-46398647

Have a read! 

Does this article suggest that zoos are good or bad for the animals? Write your response and tell me why. 

Bonus points to anyone who can use it in their writing next week 🌟

Miss Starkey 💫

22 thoughts on “Discussion texts on zoos

  1. I think zoos are bad because zoos be cruel to animals for an example lions in Black pool have 18,000 x less space then out in the wild.On the other hand,animals should be able to live freely out in the wild and also fight for there own safety.Therefore zoos are bad for animals.

  2. I think zoos are good because the keep animals safe,good condition and healthy.Zoos help animals by feeding them because in the wild there are no food and no one there to help them

  3. I think zoos are bad because they show cruelty to animals. Even if an animal escaped they wouldn’t want to pay repairs or waste their energy. This shows that zoos are bad.

  4. I think zoos are bad because zoos show high levels of cruelty towards their animals and also animals have lives too so they should be able to live their lives freely in the wild.

  5. zoos should be banned because people don’t care about animals that much cause they only care for themselves.For example like Dudley zoo found a leopared that escaped and they killed it to death for no reason.

  6. I think zoos are bad because zoos show high levels of cruelty towards their animals and also animals have lives too so they should be able to live their lives freely in the wild.

  7. I think that the text is bad because it says animals escape meaning that the zoo is not treating them good olso because every year five thousand animals get killed by humans.Therefore,in my opinion, zoos are bad.so zoos should stop killing animals.

  8. I think that the text is bad because it says animals escape meaning that the zoo is not treating them good olso because every year five thousand animals get killed by humans.Therefore,in my opinion, zoos are bad.

  9. I think that it’s trying to say is zoo’s are bad because an animal escaped from a zoo in Birmingham that’s telling me that zoo’s are bad and changed my opinion about are zoo’s good or bad.

  10. I think that it is trying to say that zoos are bad because the animal escaped from the zoo but it had to be shot down by members of the firearm team therefore showing that animals from zoos are escaping and that zoos kill some of the animals that they have.

    • Well done Umar for doing this. By using this in your work, it will make some of your points unique. It also gives you more examples to use. Very well done :)

  11. I enjoyed listening to some of your opinions today. In future Miss Starkey, post some of them speaking because they are becoming great orators.

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