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Newsela | Argentine court's ruling gives basic human rights to captive ape at zoo

Newsela | Argentine court's ruling gives basic human rights to captive ape at zoo | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
It was the first ruling of its kind. The orangutan, named Sandra, was living in a cage at the Buenos Aires Zoo for the last 20 years. Experts must find her a new home away from the zoo.
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The Loneliest Animals ~ Captive Breeding Success Stories | Nature | PBS

The Loneliest Animals ~ Captive Breeding Success Stories | Nature | PBS | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
There are 16,928 species currently listed as threatened, and the present world-wide extinction rate is 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than the natural rate.  Faced with such overwhelmingly drastic figures, what can we do, and what should we do?  For some of the loneliest animals on the planet, captive breeding programs and human intervention may …
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How Do Zoos Help Endangered Animals?

How Do Zoos Help Endangered Animals? | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
There are more to zoos than putting animals on display
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Is the Future of Zoos No Zoos at All?

Is the Future of Zoos No Zoos at All? | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Biologists are wiring up nature like never before with GPS trackers, live nest cams, camera traps, and other technologies.
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10 Arguments For and 13 Against Zoos

10 Arguments For and 13 Against Zoos | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
As children, we're taught that zoos save endangered species and educate the public about animals, but zoos are not that simple and the arguments for and against zoos concern the treatment of the animals as well as the real lessons that children learn.
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The Case for the End of the Modern Zoo

The Case for the End of the Modern Zoo | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
It's not just humans, but the animals themselves, who are showing how a life in captivity isn't a life at all.
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Former SeaWorld Trainer: Stop Using Killer Whales for Entertainment

Former SeaWorld Trainer: Stop Using Killer Whales for Entertainment | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
A former SeaWorld trainer gives us a behind-the-scenes look at working with captive killer whales, the subject of the controversial documentary Blackfish. 
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Most Captive-Born Predators Die If Released

Most Captive-Born Predators Die If Released | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Large predators raised in captivity and reintroduced into their natural habitat have only a one-in-three chance of surviving, according to a new study.
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BBC - Ethics - Animal ethics: Introduction

BBC - Ethics - Animal ethics: Introduction | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
An overview of animal ethics, listing some of the main issues to do with animal rights, animal welfare and our use of animals.
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Rescued Hens Fly Cross-Country, No Flapping Required, to Find New Lives

Rescued Hens Fly Cross-Country, No Flapping Required, to Find New Lives | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Some 1,200 rescued hens that had been living in harsh conditions in California completed a chicken run to Elmira, N.Y.
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Humans, Chimps and Why We Need Personhood for All

Humans, Chimps and Why We Need Personhood for All | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Humans, Chimps and Why We Need Personhood for All
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Video of abuse at dairy farm might force farmers to treat cows better

Video of abuse at dairy farm might force farmers to treat cows better | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Farmers weigh in on undercover video at Wisconsin dairy. The video led two companies to stop using the dairy.
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Endangered species: The last animals of their kind

Endangered species: The last animals of their kind | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
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some of these species only exist in captivity...

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Rangers Kill Three Poachers in South Africa

The killings happened in Kruger National Park, where two-thirds of the nation’s poaching deaths of rhinos occurred this year, according to government figures.
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How Zoos Kill Elephants

How Zoos Kill Elephants | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Animal welfare experts say zoos cut short an elephant's life span, but can their evidence be trusted?
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Captive Elephant Management: Interview with Knoxville Zoo's Curator of Elephants

Captive Elephant Management: Interview with Knoxville Zoo's Curator of Elephants | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
As I plan for my trip to India to work with South Asia's largest animal welfare and conservation organization, I realize that the one area that is the most removed from my field of expertise is ele...
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An interview that offers a very pro view of zoos.

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Ethics at the Zoo: The Case of Marius the Giraffe

Ethics at the Zoo: The Case of Marius the Giraffe | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Last weekend, a healthy juvenile male reticulated giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo was killed. His name was Marius. The reason given was that his genes were ...
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The Case for the End of the Modern Zoo: An Important Debate

The Case for the End of the Modern Zoo: An Important Debate | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it

Zoos, including aquariums, are hot points for discussion and debate for people unyieldingly pro and con about their existence. I'm not a fan of zoos and would like to see them phased out, however, in the "real world" this isn't going to happen anytime soon. So, of course, as long as zoos exist, we are obligated to give their residents, whose freedom is severely compromised in many different ways, the very best lives they can have. Treating captive animals with respect while working to close down zoos is not an incompatible goal.

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Debunking Captivity: 3 Reasons Not to Keep Dolphins in a Tank

Debunking Captivity: 3 Reasons Not to Keep Dolphins in a Tank | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
I have spent much time in the company of wild dolphins over the last twenty-something years. I’ve built a career following their everyday movements and observing their behavior both from shore and ...
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Are Wildlife Sanctuaries Good for Animals?

Are Wildlife Sanctuaries Good for Animals? | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Animal activists believe some sanctuaries undermine the very mission they're meant to serve.
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Are rodeos a form of culture or cruelty?

Are rodeos a form of culture or cruelty? | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Western rodeos attract tens of millions of fans from across the US. But animal rights groups argue that this part of US heritage belongs in the past.
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Should Chimps Have Rights?

Should Chimps Have Rights? | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
An animal rights group wants chimps to be recognized as “legal persons”.
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Can Animal Rights Go Too Far?

Can Animal Rights Go Too Far? | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
Banning foie gras, giving hens more room to stretch. Even as human rights seems to have taken a few hits of late, animal rights has moved further into the mainstream
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Should chimps have rights? An animal rights group wants chimps to be recognized as "legal persons"

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U.S. to give greater protection to chimpanzees

U.S. to give greater protection to chimpanzees | 6th Grade Animals in Captivity | Scoop.it
The Federal government has proposed listing captive chimps, such as pets, as endangered, like those in the wild. It will also restrict the use of the animal in medical research.
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