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Ethics on the Ark

Ethics on the Ark

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Edited by Bryan G. NortonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Bryan G. Norton , Michael HutchinsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Hutchins , Terry MapleAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Terry Maple and Elizabeth StevensAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elizabeth Stevens

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
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  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • On Sale: July 17, 1996
  • Price: $22.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-56098-689-8 (1-56098-689-1)
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Ethics on the Ark presents a passionate, multivocal discussion–among zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers–about the future of zoos and aquariums, the treatment of animals in captivity, and the question of whether the individual, the species, or the ecosystem is the most important focus in conservation efforts. Contributors represent all sides of the issues. Moving from the fundamental to the practical, from biodiversity to population regulation, from animal research to captive breeding, Ethics on the Ark represents an important gathering of the many fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the wildlife conservation debate.

“Splendidly thought-provoking . . . The writers for Ethics on the Ark grapple seriously and intelligently with . . . the very real conflicts that lie between those who are, to be simplistic and heuristic, for zoos and those who are against. In turn, looming over the debate, hang the huge questions of our duties to animals and of the disappearance of the natural world.”–Boston Book Review

“This book is a most important contribution to animal welfare and should be read by zoo professionals, conservationists involved with captive breeding, those concerned with the ethical justifiability of zoos, animal welfarists, and anyone with an interest in the role and future of zoos.”–Zoo Biology

“This collection of essays successfully integrates the voices of zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers and admirably balances a wide range of pro and con perspectives on the future of captive breeding.”–American Scientist