Thursday, 29 October 2015

HSUS: Zoos, Sanctuaries and Accreditation

First, it should be pointed out to The Humane Society of the United States that all zoos and wildlife parks that display wild animals in the UK are accredited. This accreditation is based on the U.K.'s Zoo Licensing Act that was introduced in 1981. This legally obliges all these facilities to be subjected to inspection and licensing on a periodic basis.

Lots of things annoy me but professionally perhaps one of the most irksome things I keep seeing in the discourse between the animal-rights and animal welfare lobby - as regards to zoos - is the animal-rights lobbyists insistence of promoting their sanctuaries are somehow divorced from zoological collections.