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Zoo Ethics: The Challenges of Compassionate Conservation (Hardcover)

Zoo Ethics: The Challenges of Compassionate Conservation By Jenny Gray, Joel Sartore (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jenny Gray, Joel Sartore (Foreword by)
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Zoo Ethics examines the workings of modern zoos and considers the core ethical challenges faced by people who choose to hold and display animals in zoos, aquariums, or sanctuaries. Jenny Gray asserts the value of animal life and assesses the impacts of modern zoos, including the costs to animals in terms of welfare and the loss of liberty. Gray highlights contemporary events, including the killing of the gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016, the widely publicized culling of a young giraffe in the Copenhagen Zoo in 2014, and the investigation of the Tiger Temple in western Thailand.

Gray describes the positive welfare and health outcomes of many animals held in zoos, the increased attention and protection for their species in the wild, and the enjoyment and education of the people who visit zoos. Zoo Ethics will empower students of animal ethics and veterinary sciences, zoo and aquarium professionals, and interested zoo visitors to have an informed view of the challenges of compassionate conservation and to develop their own ethical positions.

About the Author

Jenny Gray is the Chief Executive Officer of Zoos Victoria and will assume the role of President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2017. Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and conservationist. A regular contributor to National Geographic, he is the author of The Photo Ark.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501714429
ISBN-10: 1501714422
Publisher: Comstock Publishing
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English

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