The View From the Castle: Environmentalists call for an end to dealing in live animals, but we must keep a place for zoos and their animal-breeding facilities

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley responds to the cry of environmentalists who banned together in an animal welfare movement which oppposes zoos and zoo breeding parks. Ripley defends zoos by stating that zoos may be the only way of saving various endangered species whose natural habitats are being/have been destroyed.

Author

Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 5, no. 11 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 1975

Topic

  • Ecology
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Preservation
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Zoos
  • Environmental policy
  • Castle View
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental protection

Physical description

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