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The Politics of Zoos: Exotic Animals and their Protectors

By: Jesse Donahue and Erik Trump

224 pages, B/w photos

Northern Illinois University Press

Paperback | Jul 2006 | #176083 | ISBN: 0875806139
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Hardback | Dec 2006 | #170330 | ISBN: 0875803644
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About this book

Since the 1960s, zoos and aquariums have been repeatedly challenged by animal rights activists, regulatory agencies, anti-tax advocates, and an assortment of litigators. Working through the American Zoological Association, these institutions learned to use the U.S. political system to their advantage and, simultaneously, crafted a more progressive public mission. This original study draws upon interviews, archival sources, Congressional records, court cases, regulatory hearings, media accounts, and the authors' ongoing field research.

"Useful ... I recommend this book with out reservation."--"Herpetological Review"

"Useful ... a meticulous play-by-play account of the political maneuvers of the American Zoological Association."--"Museum News"

""The Politics of Zoos" illuminates broader questions about the position of zoos in animal welfare and environmental politics and policy."--Christopher J. Bosso, Northeastern University

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