- Zoos have been a significant part of modern British culture since the 19th century.
- Today our zoos have been legitimised and defended on the grounds of their positive contribution to four key areas– that of education, conservation, research, and most recently, public health
- Despite positive improvements in the management of British zoos a re-examination of their practice, justifications, and modern alternatives provide strong grounds to discontinue their use
- This examination rests centrally on the observance of a ‘Rights-Based Ethical Approach’ and is supported by a range of claims and counter claims on the historical, financial, political, social and scientific value of zoos and the animals they keep.
- By the year 2030 it is suggested that all British zoos should be phased out and alternative avenues for education, conservation, research, leisure and health be explored and expanded
|Title||The Future of Zoos – An Advocacy Projection for British Zoos in the year 2030|
|Module||HPSC3051 Zoos in Science and Culture|
|Level||BSc year 3|
|Assignment||Student complete a policy paper proposing an answer to the question: what should we do with zoos?|
|Citation||Balding, Kate. 2017. The Future of Zoos – An Advocacy Projection for British Zoos in the year 2030.|
|Action||Download (Balding, Kate. 2017. The Future of Zoos – An Advocacy Projection for British Zoos in the year 2030.)|