Category: 0-Section Opinion

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Our Chief Conservation Officer Dr. Jordan Schaul Urges Animal Activists to Forgive the World Class Cincy Zoo

In my opinion, in regard to the death of Harambe a month after the gorilla’s untimely death, the Cincinnati Zoo made the best decision possible under horrible...

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The Case of Morgan: When Activism Falls on Deaf Ears

Animal rescue and conservation are an important part of the daily routine at zoological facilities. If zoological facilities themselves do not rescue animals...

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SeaWorld Caves to Emotions Not Science: A Note from the Sr. Science Editor

It has been just over  two weeks since SeaWorld announced that they would end the breeding programs at its parks and partnered with the Humane Society of the United...

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Zoo Director–By Definition

There was a time long ago when the zoo manager, supertintendent, CEO, president or whatever you choose to call the zoo director attained the position of distinction by...

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An Open Letter To Rep. Adam Schiff by ZooNation Board Member Carolyn Hennesy

Dear Representative Adam Schiff, I am saddened to be writing this because it was a pleasure sit to down with you and Dr.Grey Stafford to discuss your recently...

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Making Reptiles Cute at Gator Adventure Productions

When most people think of reptiles, the first words that comes to mind are not beautiful, important, smart, or any other word that draws attention to an animal. It is...

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The Dangers of Phasing Out Killer Whales in Captivity

This week, I learned that SeaWorld elected to transition out of offering performance-based show programs with their killer whales at their San Diego park in favor of...

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Do Politicians Really Consider Mockumentaries Like Blackfish To Be Scientifically Sound?

On Friday, I was alarmed to learn that Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation, which would phase out the display of killer whales in captivity.  A...

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Dr. Michael Hutchins & Colleagues on the Transformation of Zoos for Australian National Radio

I want to introduce a featured radio program segment that recently aired on Australian National Radio that takes a retrospective look and offers a historic account of...

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Opinion Piece: Reflections of a Natural Historian & Captivity Proponent

My First World problem for the day is that I get all these LinkedIn contact requests from ambitious young biologists and veterinarians from all over the globe,...