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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Table of Contents:
  • 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?
  • (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.