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.
London ; New York :
- 4,500 years of zoos and animal keeping
- Ancient China
- Medieval Europe
- Medieval China
- British deerparks
- Late middle ages and renaissance times
- European zoos 1500-1800
- London Zoo in the nineteenth century
- Carl Hagenbeck
- Other twentieth-century developments
- Animals and their rights
- Animals themselves
- Animal rights
- Animals' right to freedom
- Wildness, cruelty and domination
- Do zoos keep wild animals?
- 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
- 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?
- (cont) Why conservation is a moral matter
- Caring for objects
- Different ways of conserving
- Animals as natural works of art
- Animals as animals
- Why animals merit double respect
- Zoos and conservation
- Conservational captive breeding
- Breeding technology
- Species selection, valuing and finance
- Supplementary conservational roles
- Science in zoos
- General observation and investigation
- Veterinary study
- 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.