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Aquarium Boycott

The other day I met a young lady who adamantly opposed the idea of zoos and aquariums, believing that they were unnatural and unethical.  Essentially, she believed there were better ways to encounter wildlife in the world. But, I wondered, what about those zoos and aquariums that are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, an organization whose mission statement promises to “provide its members the services, high standards and best practices needed to be leaders and innovators in animal care, wildlife conservation and science, conservation education, the guest experience, and community engagement.”  Still, she remained steadfast in her opposition.

Apparently, she is not alone.

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