By Terry Maple, Bonnie M Perdue (auth.)
Zoo Animal Welfare completely reports the medical literature at the welfare of zoo and aquarium animals. Maple and Perdue draw from the senior author’s 24 years of expertise as a zoo govt and overseas chief within the box of zoo biology. The authors’ educational education within the interdisciplinary box of psychobiology presents a distinct point of view for comparing the ethics, practices, and criteria of contemporary zoos and aquariums. The ebook bargains a blueprint for the implementation of welfare measures and an goal cause for his or her frequent use. spotting the nice power of zoos, the authors have written an inspirational publication to lead the strategic imaginative and prescient of improved, welfare-oriented associations. The authors converse on to caretakers engaged on front traces of zoo administration, and to the decision-makers answerable for raising the concern of animal welfare of their respective zoo. In nice aspect, Maple and Perdue show how zoos and aquariums could be designed to accomplish optimum criteria of welfare and wellness.
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Sometimes the advancement of one of these aspects may hinder others, and zoo staff must identify the optimal balance. In this chapter, we will discuss some of the challenging theoretical considerations that must be addressed when developing a welfare assessment program, including how to define welfare, and identifying suitable comparisons from which to judge a zoo animal’s welfare (Fig. 1). We remind the reader that zoos and aquariums share a common perspective on animal welfare, and the science of animal welfare applies to both institutions.
For example, a veterinary hospital may house an individual from a social species in an isolated, sterile environment to reduce disease transmission rates and maintain basic health, but this impedes natural social behaviors and may increase distress related behaviors or contribute to a physical breakdown. Nonetheless, these decisions may be appropriate based on the responsibilities of the medical unit. However, we contend that zoos must be concerned with all three aspects of welfare—basic health and functioning, psychological or affective well-being, and simulating natural living conditions—which can be a challenging proposition since attempts to improve welfare may positively influence some measures while impairing others.
This was the second volume in a series that started with Ethics on the Ark. The Portland tradition of applied behavioral research has been ably passed from Markowitz to Mellon to Shepherdson, a very good example of the power of scholars to envision, plan, and implement innovation and reform in zoos and aquariums. Thanks to pioneering institutions such as the Oregon Zoo, enrichment has become an institutional core value in every accredited zoo and aquarium throughout the world. Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo asserted their global leadership in 2008 by establishing a center for animal welfare research and hosting an international symposium on the subject.