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25. Matthew Hatchwell, Alex Rübel, Lesley Dickie, Chris West, and Alexandra Zimmermann, “Conclusion: The Future of Zoos” in Zoos in the 21st Century, 348. 26. George Schaller, The Last Panda (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993), 245. 27. Bill Weber and Amy Vedder, In the Kingdom of Gorillas: The Quest to Save Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas (London: Aurum Press, 2002). 28. B. Griffith, J. M. Scott, J. W. Carpenter and C. Reed, “Translocations as a Species Conservation Tool: Status and Strategy,” Science, 245 (1989): 478.

The Proceedings of a Symposium held at the Zoological Society of London on the 24th and 25th November 1989, ed. J. H. W. Gipps (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991), 112–120. 25. Matthew Hatchwell, Alex Rübel, Lesley Dickie, Chris West, and Alexandra Zimmermann, “Conclusion: The Future of Zoos” in Zoos in the 21st Century, 348. 26. George Schaller, The Last Panda (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993), 245. 27. Bill Weber and Amy Vedder, In the Kingdom of Gorillas: The Quest to Save Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas (London: Aurum Press, 2002).

Human greed is remarkable; while we will defend our own right to eat other animals even though such a diet kills us, we are unwilling to allow true carnivores what they need to survive. We trap and shoot predators as a matter of course in ranching lands. Consequently, many captive-bred wolves, once released, were shot. ”35 Unless we curb human population growth, slow our pace of life, and educate ourselves about animals who are driven to the brink of extinction by human expan- Nooz: Ending Zoo Exploitation 45 sion, greed, and indifference, captive bred animals—and endangered species in general—do not have much hope for survival.

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