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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.

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. Have”. The questions posed by CAPS were as follows: 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

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. 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. SeaWorld Of Hurt: Where Happiness Tanks.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Animal Health. © Robert Kemnitz, Louisville Zoo Animal Health AZA appreciates the importance of the rigorous preventative medical care that is provided for animals residing in its Accredited Zoos and Aquariums and recognizes that this enhanced level of care is directly related to excellent animal health and the prevention or early detection of illness.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Animal Health

To uphold this advanced quality of animal care, AZA enforces numerous Accreditation Standards, manages several Committees and Scientific Advisory Groups, and provides various reference materials which specialize in animal health within its accredited institutions. Antivenom Index. 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 In 2010, a CAPS undercover investigator filmed sick animals left untreated and dead animals to rot on floors at Tweddle Farm Zoo. CAPS had to take rabbits to a vet to have infections treated and after our expose local police confiscated a monkey who had been kept alone and given cake and other junk food to eat.

Think safari parks are better than ‘traditional’ zoos? In late 2012, another safari park was shamed as West Midland Safari Park was exposed for providing white lion cubs to a notorious circus animal trainer, who sent them to a travelling circus in Japan. 2. Zoos cannot provide the amount of space animals have in the wild. 3. 4. 40% of lion cubs die before one month of age. 5. 6. Animal circus. 7. Ethics - Animal ethics: Animals for entertainment. A List of Arguments for and Against Zoos. By Doris Lin Updated December 10, 2014.

A List of Arguments for and Against Zoos

Last edited March 31, 2014 Zoos argue that they save endangered species and educate the public, but animal rights activists believe the costs outweigh the benefits, and the violation of the rights of the individual animals is unjustifiable. Roadside zoos, petting zoos, and smaller animal exhibitors tend to keep the animals in smaller pens or cages. Sometimes, barren concrete and metal bars are all a tiger or bear will know for their entire lives. 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? 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.

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