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Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese


The Ethics of Zoo-Keeping


Bamboo_foot_infectionIt seems like most everyone has fun childhood memories of vising the zoo, watching penguins scoot and slide across the ice, feeling transported to exotic locations all around the world through the viewing of lions, mountain goats, polar bears. But on the other side of those warm experiences of youthful world expansion is the fact that we were all looking at animals who were forced into confinement for our entertainment. The topic of zoo-keeping ethics is not a new one, but reading this article about the Woodland Park Zoo and its elephant conundrum got me thinking about the issue again. Continue reading

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