There was no agreement on the draft law of deputy Villani which included the dissaperance of dolphinariums and zoos

The draft law on animal welfare of the deputy Cédric Villani (member of the Ecology, Democracy and Solidarity Group, EDS) was not passed during the public session held last Thursday, October 8.The French deputies did not reach a consensus and around midnight when no agreement was reached, the text (already largely modified in the National Assembly’s Economic Affairs Committee) could not be voted on (with the exception of the first article), as indicated in the rules of procedure, due to Continue reading

WAZA Statement on France’s Proposed Cetacean Ban

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) urges the French government not to vote into law a proposal which seeks to ban the breeding and keeping of cetaceans in French zoos and aquariums WAZA supports its regional Association member, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria’s (EAZA) statement urging French legislators to vote against measures destroying cetacean conservation capacity in France. This proposed legislation will have long-lasting and detrimental consequences for the conservation of endangered cetaceans in France and Continue reading

EAAM Open Letter – Government decision on dolphins undermines critical education and conservation role of zoological parks

source: EAAM Open Letter – Government decision on dolphins undermines critical education and conservation role of zoological parks The European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM) warns against the decision announced by the French government to ban the import and reproduction of dolphins in French zoos. If it were to be implemented, this decision would have a negative impact on the welfare of the animals concerned due to the reduction of their social groups, or even the isolation of some animals, Continue reading

EAZA Open Letter – European Association of Zoos and Aquaria urges French legislators to vote against measures to destroy cetacean conservation capacity in France

source: AEZA Open Letter – European Association of Zoos and Aquaria urges French legislators to vote against measures to destroy cetacean conservation capacity in France The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) today urges French legislators not to vote into law a proposal to ban the breeding and keeping of cetaceans in French zoos and aquariums. EAZA takes the gravest exception to the characterisation of conservation, research and educational activities at zoos and involving cetaceans as “for purposes of Continue reading

AMMPA Open Letter – Ban on reproduction would undermine critical role of zoological parks

source: AMMPA Open Letter – Ban on reproduction would undermine critical role of zoological parks Successful breeding, research and husbandry for more than thirty years have led to a thriving and self-sustaining population of bottlenose dolphins in zoological parks that have inspired and educated millions of people. This success has eliminated the need to collect dolphins from the wild. Knowing this, the campaign groups that oppose the keeping of cetaceans and other charismatic animals in zoological parks are pursuing a Continue reading

Open letter from Loro Parque regarding Barbara Pompili’s announcement, the French Minister for Ecological Transition, about the future of the country’s dolphinariums

It is truly surprising that, in the middle of the 21st century in a European country as progressive as France, such populist decisions are taken, clearly driven by certain animalist groups with the interest of discrediting and destroying the concept of a modern zoo and, with it, all its achievements and contributions to animal welfare and the conservation of biodiversity on our planet. We are of course referring to the announcement made by the French Minister of Ecological Transition, Barbara Continue reading

Open letter to PETA

It is overwhelmingly surprising that PETA Deutschland (PETA Germany) continues to publish campaigns urging for the orca Morgan’s release. And recently they have also been demanding the same for her calf Ula, born in Loro Parque. One might think that either the representatives and activists of PETA Deutschland cannot read or simply do not understand the decisions of the courts of justice. It has been more than proven and recognized through 10 court decisions and several confirming statements of the Continue reading

Animal Welfare Needs Unbiased Science

Source: In recent decades, concerns surrounding animal welfare around the world havesteadily increased. The quality of life of animals – both in the wild and in zoological settings -matters to the public. What’s more, legislators and regulators are charged with enacting policiesthat can affect the well-being of these animals. It is vital that these decisions are informed byunbiased, accurate reviews of scientific knowledge. Unfortunately, not every review measures upto the commonly accepted standards of analysis and objectivity. In a paper Continue reading

82 percent of Germans are positive about zoos

Source: https://www.vdz-zoos.org/de/presse/pressemitteilungen/01072020-forsa/ Germans are zoo enthusiasts: a clear majority of them are in favour of zoological institutions, regard their efforts to protect species as very important and learn to appreciate animals in them. This is the result of the latest and most comprehensive study on the attitude of Germans towards zoos carried out by the opinion research institute Forsa. “These survey results fill us with pride”, says the President of the Verband der Zoologischen Gärten (Association of Zoological Gardens), Prof. Continue reading

Distinguishing personal belief from scientific knowledge for the betterment of killer whale welfare – a commentary

We contest publication of Marino et al. (2019) regarding captive killer whale (Orcinus orca) welfare because of misrepresentations of available data and the use of citacions that do not support assertations. Marino et al. misrepresent stress response concepts and erroneously cite studies, which appear to support Marino et al.’s philosophical beliefs regarding the cetacean hyphotalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. To be clear, these misrepresentations are not differences of scientific opinion, as the authors’ conclusions lack any scientific basis. More extensive review of Marino Continue reading

Esta web usa cookies para mejorar su experiencia en nuestra web.    Configuración
Privacidad