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Dreadful article; brilliant response

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by sooty mangabey, 25 Mar 2016.

  1. sooty mangabey

    sooty mangabey Well-Known Member

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    Really awful, lazy piece from today's Guardian, trotting out the usual old rubbish about zoos, and hitching it to the Seaworld 'non-breeding' decision and the 'secret' arrival of African elephants in the USA.

    Sanctuaries or showbiz: what's the future of zoos? | World news | The Guardian

    However, worth looking at for brilliant response "underneath the line" from one Carmel Croukamp Davies. I hadn't heard of Ms Davies, but have now found out she is the General Director of Parque das Aves, in Brazil. And with rhetoric like this, she is my new zoo hero....

     
  2. snowleopard

    snowleopard Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for posting this information as it was an enlightening read. I particularly enjoyed the remarks on vaccinations (which I 100% support) as it can be a touchy subject for parents that choose not to vaccinate their children.
     
  3. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Moderator Staff Member

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    I did not bother to read the original article, but I read the response you posted and I agree, it is eloquent.
     
  4. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    Agreed, a great response.

    :p

    Hix