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Author Gray, Jennifer (Jennifer Helen), author

Title Zoo ethics : the challenges of compassionate conservation / Jenny Gray ; foreword by Joel Sartore
Published Ithaca, New York : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 2017
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Contents Foreword -- Photo Ark -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- of beetles, people and zoos -- Terminology -- Introduction to applied ethics and zoos -- The modern zoo -- The moral disquiet with zoos -- Animal welfare -- Animal rights beyond welfare -- Consequentialism -- Virtue theory -- Environmental ethics -- Conclusion -- Wicked problems -- Further reading
Summary " 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." --Back of book
Notes Simultaneously published: Clayton South, VIC, Australia : CSIRO Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes ebsco purchase 20171115 nsh UPB
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Subject Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Human-animal relationships -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Zoos -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Sartore, Joel, writer of foreword
ISBN 1486306993 (electronic bk.)
9781486306992 (electronic bk.)