Hi everyone, I came across this very interesting article a while ago. Zoo Futures - Conservation As it addresses several aspects of critical value regarding zoos, I would recommend its lecture, as it might provide food for thought for more critical in-depth discussions regarding the very nature (and future) of zoos-something that I think seems to lack recently on Zoochat. One aspect mentioned in this article that I'd like to address here is the example of Pascal Gagneux, former SDZ employee, trying to address the aspect of evolution, phylogeny etc. within the visitor information system of his former employment, and the resistance to it. As we see a recurrence of religious conservatism worldwide, I wonder whether this will also have more and more of an impact on zoos. Will zoos be forced to delete any mentioning of evolution and its implications to please religious visitors and stakeholders? Will religious concepts and ideas be more prominent and integrated into the already prevalent entertainment character of zoos? Or will religion be left out for the sake of appealing to all parts of society? At the same time and over the last years, we've experienced an increasing surge of the so-called political correctness movement in more and more countries, emanating from 1st World countries, in particular the USA. Fueled by particular interest groups & in close collaboration with internet social media, its influence has already been felt by the zoo community for a while now, and is not just limited to PETA, BF or any other AR groups. The example of the giraffe euthanasia at Copenhagen Zoo or the recent gorilla incident at Cincinnati Zoo and the international subsequent (often rather emotional) public furor might be just recent major examples of what I think is a general social struggle between approaches either based on factuality or on individual emotions. Will zoos be compelled to avoid "triggering" individuals, offer "safe spaces", prevent "microaggressions" or have a "cultural /gender/ etc. diversity" quota to fill for their staff? Will zoo signs be scrutinized for any PC shortcomings, real or not, like in the recent Red Cross poster "scandal"? Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' safety poster - CNN.com Will zoos in general become so "politically incorrect" that they will be closed for good, as the example of Buenos Aires shows? Or do you think that this is more of a temporary (mainly American) issue that zoos will have to endure and adapt to for a while until it passes, like previous social and political paradigma before? Looking forward to your thoughts and examples.