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Author Gray, Jennifer (Jennifer Helen), author.

Title Zoo ethics : the challenges of compassionate conservation / Jenny Gray ; foreword by Joel Sartore.

Publication Info. Ithaca, New York : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  QL76 .G723 2017    AVAILABLE
Description xix, 236 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Simultaneously published: Clayton South, VIC, Australia : CSIRO Publishing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword -- Photo Ark -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction-- of beetles, people and zoos -- Terminology -- 1. Introduction to applied ethics and zoos -- -- Book outline -- 2. The modern zoo -- Introduction -- Definition of zoos -- The history of zoos -- Ownership models -- Quality of zoo operations -- Zoo animals -- Enclosure design and development -- Visitors -- Education -- Conservation -- Well-run modern zoos -- 3. The moral disquiet with zoos -- Introduction -- Public commentary -- Non-government organizations and interest groups -- Book and publications -- Documentaries -- Ethical discussions -- Moral consideration of animals -- Pressure to change -- Response to ethical concerns -- A case to be answered -- 4. Animal welfare -- Introduction -- Current conception of animal welfare -- Pain and suffering -- The humane treatment principle -- The self-actualisation of animals -- Animal welfare in zoos -- Containing complex animals -- Positive animal welfare in zoos -- 5. Animal rights beyond welfare -- Introduction -- Animal rights -- Animal rights beyond welfare -- Animal rights and zoos -- Rights beyond welfare based on Interest Theory -- 6. Consequentialism -- Introduction -- Consequentialism -- Consequentialism and zoos -- Experientiail outcomes -- Increasing net value -- The consequences are positive -- 7. Virtue theory -- Introduction -- Virtue theory -- Virtues and zoos -- Zoo people -- The great moral virtues and zoos -- Zoos and virtue ethics -- 8. Environmental ethics -- Introduction -- Environmental ethics -- The extinction crisis -- Compassionate conservation -- Conservation zoos -- Challenges for zoos -- Preserving the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community -- 9. Conclusion -- To operate a zoo ethically -- A practical example -- taking dolphins from the wild -- Wider implications -- Future work -- Final thoughts -- 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.
Subject Zoos -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Human-animal relationships -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Tierethik. (DE-588)4194901-8
Zoologischer Garten. (DE-588)4067962-7
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00809443
Human-animal relationships -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00963485
Added Author Sartore, Joel, writer of foreword.
Standard No. 40027421036
ISBN 9781501714429 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
1501714422 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
9781486306985 (paperback)
1486306985 (paperback)

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