Zoos and Animal Rights: The Ethics of Keeping Animals

Routledge (1993)
Abstract
Zoos and animal rights seem utterly opposed to each other. In this controversial and timely book, Stephen Bostock argues that they can develop a more harmonious relationship. He examines the diverse ethical and technical issues involved, including human cruelty, human domination over animals, the well-being of wild animals outside their natural habitat, and the nature of wild and domestic animals. In his analysis, Bostock draws attention to the areas which give rise to misconceptions. This book explores the long history of zoos, as well as current philosophical debates, to argue for a conservational view of their role in the modern world. Anyone concerned with humanity's relationship with other animals and the natural world will find this to be thought-provoking and rewarding reading.
Keywords Zoo animals  Zoos Philosophy  Animal welfare  Animal rights
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Call number QL77.5.B67 1993
ISBN(s) 041505057X   9780415050579   9780203408810   9781134942459   9781134942442   9781134942404   9781134942428
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