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Animal Treatment in Zoos and Aquariums

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'Blackfish': The Documentary That Exposes SeaWorld. Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s critically acclaimed documentary Blackfish centers on a captive orca named Tilikum.

'Blackfish': The Documentary That Exposes SeaWorld

He was torn away from his family and ocean home when he was 2 years old, and out of frustration caused by nearly 20 years of intense confinement, isolation, and lack of emotional and intellectual stimulation, he has killed three humans. Hear what she has to say about her journey, her hope for captive orcas, and how you can help animals in the exclusive video interview below: In her documentary, Cowperthwaite pieces together Tilikum’s story with shocking film footage, expert testimonies, and heartbreaking interviews with the people who know Tilikum better than anyone: his former trainers.

Watch the trailer now: Astonishing Animals In the wild, orcas swim upward of 100 miles per day. See the Movie That Is SeaWorld’s Worst Nightmare Didn’t catch Blackfish’s debut in theaters or on CNN? Blackfish (2013) Why Animal Rights Activists Oppose Aquariums. By Doris Lin Updated February 02, 2016.

Why Animal Rights Activists Oppose Aquariums

Animal rights activists oppose aquariums for the same reason they oppose zoos. Fish and other sea creatures, like their land-dwelling relatives, are sentient and have a right to live free from human exploitation. Sinful treatment of animals - Review of Zoo Aquarium de ... CAPS - Conservation claims of Sea Life centres don’t stand up to scrutiny. Since early last year, CAPS has worked alongside local groups to oppose plans to open a new Sea Life aquarium in the busy Trafford Shopping Centre in Greater Manchester.

CAPS - Conservation claims of Sea Life centres don’t stand up to scrutiny

When plans were first mooted, CAPS requested meetings with representatives from the shopping centre and its parent company to discuss concerns. Contact with the parent company was simply ignored and the centre representatives refused the meeting request. Planning permission for the ill-conceived aquarium was subsequently granted and the centre is reported to be due to open in the next month. Recently, a spokesperson for Sea Life made the following statement in press: “At Sea Life we are passionate about preserving marine habitats and protecting the incredible species that live in them. But this statement rang somewhat hollow when, last week, CAPS received a long-overdue response to questions posed to a Sea Life senior manager during a meeting held in early March. The Debate - The Ethics Of Keeping Whales And Dolphins Captive. In February 1984, there was a workshop on "Animals on Display: Educational and Scientific Impact" held at the John G.

The Debate - The Ethics Of Keeping Whales And Dolphins Captive

San Antonio Aquarium owners under investigation in 220 marine animal deaths. The San Antonio Aquarium in Leon Valley will open December 2014 and will be located at the former Fiesta Dodge dealership, which has been vacant since 2008.

San Antonio Aquarium owners under investigation in 220 marine animal deaths

Photo: Courtesy This 3D rendering shows the floor plan for the San Antonio Aquarium in Leon Valley, which will open December 2014. Workers prepare the San Antonio Aquarium. The Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi was named the second best aquarium in North America.Click through the slideshow for the 20 best aquariums on USA Today's list. (Honorable Mention) Seattle Aquarium -- Seattle (Honorable Mention) Seattle Aquarium -- Seattle Photo: JORDAN STEAD, SEATTLEPI.COM (Honorable Mention) Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium -- Tacoma, Wash.

Photo: PETER HALEY (Honorable Mention) Oregon Coast Aquarium -- Newport, Ore. (Honorable Mention) Oregon Coast Aquarium -- Newport, Ore. SeaWorld Of Hurt: Where Happiness Tanks. Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Animal Health. © Robert Kemnitz, Louisville Zoo.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Animal Health

How Aquariums Can Actually Save Animals in the Wild. CAPS - 10 facts about zoos. 1.

CAPS - 10 facts about zoos

Zoos are miserable places for animals A CAPS film, No Place Like Home, highlights the plight of animals held captive in zoos. This dead wallaby was left to rot by staff at Tweddle Farm Zoo for two weeks and the zoo refused to carry out a post mortem to establish why the animal died. Ethics - Animal ethics: Animals for entertainment. A List of Arguments for and Against Zoos. By Doris Lin Updated February 09, 2017.

A List of Arguments for and Against Zoos

Not all animal rights activists love animals. Some respect them because they understand animals have a place in the world. National Zoo Deaths: "Circle of Life" or Animal Care Concerns? Animal deaths from illness and injury have raised questions about animal care, and about the impact of federal budget cuts, at one of the nation's foremost zoos.

National Zoo Deaths: "Circle of Life" or Animal Care Concerns?

A red river hog, a lesser kudu, and a Dama gazelle have died in recent months at the Cheetah Conservation Station, home to the big cats and other species of the African savannah, and one of the most popular exhibits at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The series of tragic animal deaths, plus a zebra attack on a zookeeper, has triggered investigation and controversy at the federally funded zoo. The hog succumbed to an infection, and the two antelope died from injuries that they sustained from running into the walls of their enclosures. Humane zoos good for animals. Yeah, we know, we know.

Humane zoos good for animals

Every enclosure, facility, or zoological garden that exists solely to imprison animals—keeping them from roaming freely in their native jungles—is evil. Zoos routinely receive criticism for inhumane treatment of their animals. Living spaces aren't big enough. They perpetuate selective breeding. They don't really promote animal conservation. But can any zoo be a good, humane zoo? Of the 221 zoos that are accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, these seven facilities are can't-miss spots for conservation and fun.

So next time you’ve got a hankering to get up close and personal with a member of the animal kingdom, check out these humane zoos. CAPS - Zoos. We believe that wild animals belong in their natural habitat and should not be caged for our entertainment. Behind bars. She doesn’t belong here. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)