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The Pros & Cons Of Zoos

Zoos are often depicted as a terrible place for animals to live, but is there any truth to this?

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Sources of stress in captivity
http://www.appliedanimalbehaviour.com/article/S0168-1591(06)00199-7/abstract
“Animals housed in artificial habitats are confronted by a wide range of potentially provocative environmental challenges.”

Let Them Eat Carcass
http://www.slate.com/blogs/wild_things/2014/01/03/food_for_pets_and_zoo_animals_they_should_eat_real_meat.html
“We Americans have a funny relationship with food. We may not be apex predators, scientifically speaking, since we augment our meat with grains and plants, but we are predators all the same.”

No Ethical Way to Keep Elephants in Captivity
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/03/no-ethical-way-to-keep-elephants-in-captivity/
“I have more than 32 years of experience caring for elephants, both Asian and African, including raising calves and managing dangerous bull elephants.”

How Zoos Kill Elephants
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-zoos-kill-elephants/
“Playful, mischievous and much-beloved, Mac was just two years old when he became the latest Asian elephant to succumb to the herpes virus at the Houston Zoo last month.”
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