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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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.


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Smithsonian Vol. 5, no. 11 (Journal)

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


February 1975


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

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