Zoos and Animal Welfare

  • Filename: zoos-and-animal-welfare.
  • ISBN: 0737738189
  • Release Date: 2007-12-07
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Christine Van Tuyl
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

Essays discuss zoos and the treatment of animals in captivity, covering the role of zoos in education and ensuring the survival of certain species, the problem of surplus animals, and how elephants react to captivity.

Zoos and Animal Rights

  • Filename: zoos-and-animal-rights.
  • ISBN: 9781134942459
  • Release Date: 2003-09-02
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Stephen St C. Bostock
  • Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Zoos and Animal Rights

  • Filename: zoos-and-animal-rights.
  • ISBN: 9781134942459
  • Release Date: 2003-09-02
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Stephen St C. Bostock
  • Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ethics on the Ark

  • Filename: ethics-on-the-ark.
  • ISBN: 9781588343635
  • Release Date: 2012-01-11
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Bryan G. Norton
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Ethics on the Ark presents a passionate, multivocal discussion—among zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers—about the future of zoos and aquariums, the treatment of animals in captivity, and the question of whether the individual, the species, or the ecosystem is the most important focus in conservation efforts. Contributors represent all sides of the issues. Moving from the fundamental to the practical, from biodiversity to population regulation, from animal research to captive breeding, Ethics on the Ark represents an important gathering of the many fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the wildlife conservation debate. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Animal Rights A Very Short Introduction

  • Filename: animal-rights-a-very-short-introduction.
  • ISBN: 0192853600
  • Release Date: 2002-02-21
  • Number of pages: 131
  • Author: David DeGrazia
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

Do animals have moral rights? If so what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand their welfare? This fascinating introduction to the rights of animals addresses these perplexing questions, and explores their implications in contexts such as food consumption, zoos, and research.

Zoo Animal Welfare

  • Filename: zoo-animal-welfare.
  • ISBN: 9783642359552
  • Release Date: 2013-03-22
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Terry Maple
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Zoo Animal Welfare thoroughly reviews the scientific literature on the welfare of zoo and aquarium animals. Maple and Perdue draw from the senior author’s 24 years of experience as a zoo executive and international leader in the field of zoo biology. The authors’ academic training in the interdisciplinary field of psychobiology provides a unique perspective for evaluating the ethics, practices, and standards of modern zoos and aquariums. The book offers a blueprint for the implementation of welfare measures and an objective rationale for their widespread use. Recognizing the great potential of zoos, the authors have written an inspirational book to guide the strategic vision of superior, welfare-oriented institutions. The authors speak directly to caretakers working on the front lines of zoo management, and to the decision-makers responsible for elevating the priority of animal welfare in their respective zoo. In great detail, Maple and Perdue demonstrate how zoos and aquariums can be designed to achieve optimal standards of welfare and wellness.

Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare 2nd Edition 2 volumes

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-animal-rights-and-animal-welfare-2nd-edition-2-volumes.
  • ISBN: 9780313352560
  • Release Date: 2009-11-25
  • Number of pages: 685
  • Author: Marc Bekoff
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A landmark publishing achievement on the subject, the new edition of this acclaimed encyclopedia is expanded to two volumes, covering the full range of issues related to animal protection. • Includes hundreds of alphabetically organized entries covering the full range of topics related to animal rights and welfare, including dog fighting, endangered species in zoos, animals as disease carriers, factory farming, veganism, and more • Encompasses the work of 150 contributors—experts from around the world that make up a virtual "who's who" in the broad areas of animal protection • Outlines a chronology of legislation and other important events that have had a significant impact on animal rights issues • Lists references for each entry, plus a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the encyclopedia

The politics of zoos

  • Filename: the-politics-of-zoos.
  • ISBN: 0875803644
  • Release Date: 2006-07
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jesse Donahue
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois Univ Pr

Zoos have found themselves continually under fire in recent decades. Animal rights activists initiated the attacks; at the same time regulatory agencies, anti-tax advocates, and an assortment of litigators have also targeted zoos. In an effort to defend themselves in this hostile landscape, zoos and aquariums joined forces under the leadership of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (now called the AZA). They learned to use the political system to their own advantage while at the same time crafting a more progressive public mission. In "The Politics of Zoos," Jesse Donahue and Erik Trump present a political biography of the AZA to show how the zoo community has emerged as a political player. Rather than recount the history of a faceless institution, the authors focus on the cohort of directors who navigated the political turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s and set the agenda for subsequent decades. Ironically, at a time when activists began to charge that zoos and aquariums did not know how to care for animals and did not care for the well-being of endangered species, the opposite was true. These institutions were increasingly attracting well-educated professionals who indeed cared a great deal. Amidst controversies over ownership and funding, capture and disposal, and the health and well-being of animals on display, AZA leaders acted not merely to protect their own interests in the political arena but to ensure the welfare of captive animals and to assist with the conservation of wild species. Donahue and Trump's original study of the politics of American zoos and aquariums from the 1960s to the present draws upon interviews, archival sources, congressional records, court cases, regulatory hearings, media accounts, and the authors' ongoing field research. It will appeal to zoo professionals, political scientists, historians, and those concerned with animal welfare.

Animal Rights

  • Filename: animal-rights.
  • ISBN: 9781438130637
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: Lisa Yount
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Praise for the previous edition: ...an excellent first-stop resource for research on animal rights...well organized, clearly written, and a great starting point for research...Recommended.-Choice...comprehensive...invaluable for reports on a popular current topic.-VOYA... a] very complete research guide that will be most useful at the high school and college level.-American Reference Books AnnualThe treatment of animals has become a controversial issue over the years, with many questioning an animal's fundamental rights. For some, the issue of animal rights is merely an attempt to improve conditions of animals used for clothing, food, and other products, while others believe animals should be granted the same legal rights afforded to humans. Animal Rights, Revised Edition provides an overview of the history of the animal rights movement and reactions to it, as well as the issues of animal experimentation, conditions on factory farms, laboratory animals, animals in entertainment, hunting, and the actions of those involved in the animal rights debate. New content includes such documents as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act of 2006 and contemporary court cases such as Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Glickman. These documents provide both past and present perspectives on the issue and plot a course for future debate about animal rights. A comprehensive and up-to-date overview essay, capsule biographies, a large annotated bibliography, a chronology of significant events, organization and agency listings, and a glossary all combine to make this an ideal first-stop reference to animal rights.Coverage includes: Whether medical testing performed on animals is ethicalWhether animals should be banned from circuses and other forms of entertainmentHow threats against investors in companies that participate in animal drug testing should be handle

Animal Madness

  • Filename: animal-madness.
  • ISBN: 9781451627022
  • Release Date: 2014-06-10
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Laurel Braitman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

**“Science Friday” Summer Reading Pick** **Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads** **People magazine Best Summer Reads** “A lovely, big-hearted book…brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making animals well” (The New York Times). Have you ever wondered if your dog might be a bit depressed? How about heartbroken or homesick? Animal Madness takes these questions seriously, exploring the topic of mental health and recovery in the animal kingdom and turning up lessons that Publishers Weekly calls “Illuminating…Braitman’s delightful balance of humor and poignancy brings each case of life….[Animal Madness’s] continuous dose of hope should prove medicinal for humans and animals alike.” Susan Orlean calls Animal Madness “a marvelous, smart, eloquent book—as much about human emotion as it is about animals and their inner lives.” It is “a gem…that can teach us much about the wildness of our own minds” (Psychology Today).

Wild Animals in Captivity

  • Filename: wild-animals-in-captivity.
  • ISBN: 1554553881
  • Release Date: 2016-02-15
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Rob Laidlaw
  • Publisher:

On the School Library Journal's Best Books 2008 list On the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association YA Top Forty list for 2008 2009 Silver Birch Nominee Good Zoos! Bad Zoos!! A large family of elephants ambles all day along a well-remembered route across the hot African savanna. Halfway around the world in a zoo in Alaska, a single female elephant paces back and forth in her cramped, concrete pen. During the sub-arctic winter, she lives alone in a dark barn. As it plods great distances across the ice in the Canadian Arctic, a polar bear continually sniffs the wind, closing in on a ringed seal. In a zoo in Jakarta, another polar bear lies motionless on the concrete floor of its enclosure, panting in the tropical heat. Its fur has turned green from the algae growing inside its hollow guard hairs. These scenes are at the heart of Wild Animals in Captivity - a book that focuses on wild animals living in captivity around the world. "Captive animals become stressed when they try to act naturally, but can't," the author writes. "In many zoos, you'll see them pacing, weaving, or sitting motionless. This is the animal's way of telling us that it's bored and unhappy. Wild animals need a rich and varied environment-things to do, space to roam, social groups, families to care for." This is an eye-opening look at the lives of captive wild animals-at bad zoos, good zoos, and the best wild animal sanctuaries.


  • Filename: zooland.
  • ISBN: 9780804784399
  • Release Date: 2012-11-28
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Irus Braverman
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book takes a unique stance on a controversial topic: zoos. Zoos have their ardent supporters and their vocal detractors. And while we all have opinions on what zoos do, few people consider how they do it. Irus Braverman draws on more than seventy interviews conducted with zoo managers and administrators, as well as animal activists, to offer a glimpse into the otherwise unknown complexities of zooland. Zooland begins and ends with the story of Timmy, the oldest male gorilla in North America, to illustrate the dramatic transformations of zoos since the 1970s. Over these decades, modern zoos have transformed themselves from places created largely for entertainment to globally connected institutions that emphasize care through conservation and education. Zoos naturalize their spaces, classify their animals, and produce spectacular experiences for their human visitors. Zoos name, register, track, and allocate their animals in global databases. Zoos both abide by and create laws and industry standards that govern their captive animals. Finally, zoos intensely govern the reproduction of captive animals, carefully calculating the life and death of these animals, deciding which of them will be sustained and which will expire. Zooland takes readers behind the exhibits into the world of zoo animals and their caretakers. And in so doing, it turns its gaze back on us to make surprising interconnections between our understandings of the human and the nonhuman.

Reading Zoos

  • Filename: reading-zoos.
  • ISBN: 0333714075
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 377
  • Author: Randy Malamud
  • Publisher:

Through an examination of modern depictions of zoos, Reading Zoos presents a paradigm of how these institutions, and a range of reactions to them, illuminate the workings of our cultural sensibilities. The book explores how the nature of zoos and their significance to cultural consumers is portrayed in over 100 works. It explores what animals' captivity signifies about the people who create, maintain, and patronize zoos; Malamud argues that zoos represent a cultural danger, a deadening of our sensibilities, because the institutions - rather than fostering an appreciation for animals' attributes - convince spectators that people are the imperial species.

Animal rights

  • Filename: animal-rights.
  • ISBN: UOM:39076001749246
  • Release Date: 1992-11-01
  • Number of pages: 455
  • Author: Amy Blount Achor
  • Publisher: Writeware

Looks at animal rights issues and organizations

Life at the Zoo

  • Filename: life-at-the-zoo.
  • ISBN: 9780231132497
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 293
  • Author: Phillip T. Robinson
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press

A veteran veterinarian shares his experiences amongst the animals of the nation's zoos, examining the evolution and development of animal exhibits and animal care and describing some of the hilarious and moving tales of zoo animals and people.

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