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How smart are animals? 'NOVA' series aims to find out - Mother Nature Network

How smart are animals? 'NOVA' series aims to find out - Mother Nature Network | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
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SeaWorld: Stop giving drugs to orcas - The Petition Site

SeaWorld: Stop giving drugs to orcas - The Petition Site | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
SeaWorld gives orcas benzodiazepine to keep them "mellow." Stop this!
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Swiss Cheese: Ethical Holes in Historical Zookeeping.

Swiss Cheese: Ethical Holes in Historical Zookeeping. | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Russia's former-President Dmitry Medvedev, in 2009, donated two Russian black bears to the Dählhölzli zoo in Bern, Switzerland. In some ways, this isn’t a far off practice from how zoos were first initially developed: as royal menageries.
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make it illegal to keep captive cetaceans, & have current captive cetaceans released to sea pens or to their ocean pods | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

make it illegal to keep captive cetaceans, & have current captive cetaceans released to sea pens or to their ocean pods | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
#Animals: Make it illegal to keep captive #Cetaceans. Have captive #Cetaceans released to sea pens or ocean pods http://t.co/FNch5pmCUW
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Seaworld Loses Appeal of U.S. Ban on Killer Whale Contact - Bloomberg

Seaworld Loses Appeal of U.S. Ban on Killer Whale Contact - Bloomberg | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Seaworld Loses Appeal of U.S. Ban on Killer Whale Contact
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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) lost its bid to overturn U.S.
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Captive breeding programme & rare babies -BBC Animals

BBC wildlife show 'Lonesome George and the Battle to Save Galapagos' investigates the captive breeding programme off the coast of Ecquador and its struggle t...
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Some captive breeding programs show promise of restoring the population of endangered species such as this rare tortoise from Española Island.

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Denise Herzing: Could we speak the language of dolphins?

For 28 years, Denise Herzing has spent five months each summer living with a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins, following three generations of family relation...
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If communication with dolphins is possible then what are the implications of holing them captive?  

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Elephant's Imprisonment Results In Zookeeper Death

Elephant's Imprisonment Results In Zookeeper Death | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it

ory(ZOOS/ANIMAL WELFARE) If you're familiar with the critically acclaimed documentary Blackfish, then you're aware of the dangerous psychological repercussions that animals in captivity acquire as a r...


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  Here is a story of an elephant that was captured and  taken away from her native environment.  This elephant, ironically named patience, had to deal with years of being shipped around the U.S. to many different facilities and had her calf taken from her at an unnaturally young age.  The strain of captivity and being separated from her baby lead her to take the life of her trainer, John Bradford.  

  Not many details are available on the killing, however the article does mention a hook used to abuse the elephants and a disease that is only known to be contracted by captive elephants.

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Killer Zoo Strikes Again: Weeks After Killing a Giraffe, Copenhagen Zoo Euthanizes Four Healthy Lions

Killer Zoo Strikes Again: Weeks After Killing a Giraffe, Copenhagen Zoo Euthanizes Four Healthy Lions | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Copenhagen Zoo officials say euthanizing four lions, weeks after the zoo put down a young giraffe, is necessary for successful captive breeding programs.
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This zoo came under scrutiny a few weeks ago for killing a healthy giraffe that it did not have space to care for.  Now apparently they have done the same with a few lions.  This is an extreme example of a zoo abusing it's power over captive creatures.

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SeaWorld Killer Whale Trainer Responds to "Blackfish"

Former Killer Whale Trainer at SeaWorld responds to controversial film, "Blackfish." Kyle Kittleson is creator of the website, http://www.MarineMammalTrainer...
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Seaworld has recently come into the media spotlight due to the 2013 release of the film  Blackfish, in which the living conditions and treatment of captive orca is scrutinized.  This is a retort to the film by one recent whale trainer.  He disputes many of the issues raised in the film but his arguments are not well supported.

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Mayor says Vancouver Aquarium should 'phase out' whales, dolphins - DigitalJournal.com

Mayor says Vancouver Aquarium should 'phase out' whales, dolphins - DigitalJournal.com | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
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Mayor says Vancouver Aquarium should 'phase out' whales, dolphins
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The mayor of Vancouver, Canada says that the Vancouver Aquarium should no longer keep whales or dolphins.
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End animal captivity.

End animal captivity. | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Many animals are held captive to perform and live in gruesome habitats- the exact oppisites of the wild. . Join the campaign and make a difference.
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High Court Grants Captive Elephant Sunder His Freedom

High Court Grants Captive Elephant Sunder His Freedom | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
The Bombay high court ordered the immediate transfer of the elephant Sunder, to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation centre (WRRC), in Bangalore. (RT @Hand4Paws: Yay!! Sunder The Elephant Is Free!!
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SeaWorld's Orca Shows Will Continue in California (For Now) - Care2.com

SeaWorld's Orca Shows Will Continue in California (For Now) - Care2.com | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
OB Rag SeaWorld's Orca Shows Will Continue in California (For Now) Care2.com California's recent effort to ban orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego met a disappointing outcome when it was put on hold this week, but the fight to end the exploitation...
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Help Bring an End to Orca Captivity in California – Support AB 2140 | Animal Welfare Institute

Help Bring an End to Orca Captivity in California – Support AB 2140 | Animal Welfare Institute | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Please join us in supporting the Orca Welfare and Safety Act (AB 2140), a groundbreaking bill to prohibit the captive display of orcas in California and retire those currently held in captivity to a sea pen on the coast.
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Rob Laidlaw - Captivity Is Not A Necessity

Presentation from our Speakers Event March 31, 2012: Rob Laidlaw of Zoocheck Canada, "Captivity is not a Necessity: Alternatives to Live Animal Displays". Th...
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This somewhat long talk focuses on the effects on animals, specifically polar bears, that are taken out of their native climate zones.  Also mentioned is the fact that these animals have a very large range in nature that they traverse and when they are held captive the limit of their habitat is very stressful for them. Sub-par habitats for captive animals are also explored. 

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Animal Intelligence Under-rated By Humans, Researchers Say - Nature World News

Animal Intelligence Under-rated By Humans, Researchers Say - Nature World News | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
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Animal Intelligence Under-rated By Humans, Researchers Say
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... superiority became entrenched in human philosophy and sciences.

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The intelligence of animals is a key aspect to understanding what their needs are as far as treatment and what needs to be provided for them.  Often their intelligence is underrated due to human perception. 

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Photos Expose: A sobering look at zoo captivity around the world

Photos Expose: A sobering look at zoo captivity around the world | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Photographer Gaston Lacombe's beautiful and heartrending series of photographs of captive animals at zoos across five continents.
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Here is a glimpse into some zoos with facilities that provide  less than adequate environments for the animals that reside there.  The photographer notes that not all zoos are guilty of this, but it is a common issue in many zoos across the globe.

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Animals: Not Less Intelligent, Just Different - MFA Blog

Animals: Not Less Intelligent, Just Different - MFA Blog | Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
According to Phys.org, experts in evolutionary biology at the University of Adelaide are citing a growing body of evidence to suggest animals may not be less intelligent than humans, just different. Professor Henneberg of the ...
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This brief article reminds us that intelligence is a matter of perspective.

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A New Frontier in Animal Intelligence - Scientific American

A New Frontier in Animal Intelligence
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Santino is one of a handful of animals that scientists believe are showing a complex cognitive ability called episodic memory.

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Understanding animal intelligence helps us to identify with them and thus have more respect for them.

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