Zoos and animal rights : the ethics of keeping animals / Stephen St. C. Bostock.

A controversial and timely book which explores the long history of zoos as well as the diverse ethica l and technical issues involved. Anyone concerned with humanity's relationship with other animals will find this an inspiring and rewarding book.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bostock, Stephen St. C., 1940-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-213) and indexes. 
505 0 |a 4,500 years of zoos and animal keeping -- Egypt -- Mesopotamia -- Greece -- Rome -- Ancient China -- Medieval Europe -- Medieval China -- British deerparks -- Late middle ages and renaissance times -- Mexico -- European zoos 1500-1800 -- Menageries -- London Zoo in the nineteenth century -- Carl Hagenbeck -- Woburn -- Other twentieth-century developments -- Animals and their rights -- Animals themselves -- Animal rights -- Animals' right to freedom -- Wildness, cruelty and domination -- Wildness -- Do zoos keep wild animals? -- Cruelty -- Domination -- Wild living versus zoo living -- Length of life and violent death -- Are zoo animals healthier than wild animals? -- Food, pleasure and purpose -- Evolution and adaptation -- Judging well-being -- Health -- Breeding -- Natural behaviour -- Abnormal behaviour -- Direct indications -- Theoretical assessment -- Keeping and display of animals -- Six ways of keeping animals -- Aesthetics and purpose of zoo design -- Aesthetic of the naturalistic -- Is it captivity? 
505 0 |a (cont) Why conservation is a moral matter -- Caring for objects -- Different ways of conserving -- Vandalism -- Animals as natural works of art -- Animals as animals -- Why animals merit double respect -- Zoos and conservation -- Conservational captive breeding -- Breeding technology -- Culling -- Reintroduction -- Species selection, valuing and finance -- Supplementary conservational roles -- Science in zoos -- Taxonomy -- General observation and investigation -- Veterinary study -- Genetics -- Behaviour -- Source for anatomical material -- Milieu for scientific activities -- On zoos not being scientific -- Usefulness of science in zoos -- Education in zoos -- Why keep real animals? -- Involvement with animals -- On zoological and other gardens -- On real plants and animals -- Communities or prisons? -- Taking animals from the wild. 
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