A Universal Animal Welfare Framework for Zoos

Publication Type:
Journal Article
Year of Publication:
2015
Authors:
Ron Kagan, Scott Carter, Stephanie Allard
Publication/Journal:
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Publisher:
Routledge
ISBN:
1088-8705
Abstract:

The Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS) Center for Zoo Animal Welfare (CZAW) was created to advance the science and policy of the welfare of exotic nonhuman animals in captivity. This important part of the DZS mission is achieved through assessments of, and research on, the welfare of animals in zoos; by recognizing extraordinary achievement in the advancement of animal welfare; by widely sharing knowledge through a bibliographic resource center; by conducting professional training for animal care staff; and by convening important discussions in the form of international symposia. This special issue of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science features selected papers from the most recent international CZAW symposium held at the Detroit Zoo in November 2014, as well as a universal framework for zoo animal welfare developed by the DZS.

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