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Elephant-breeding in zoos


Dr. Lindsay continued: “The St. Louis Zoo’s justification for breeding elephants appears to include a ‘responsibility’ to save the species from extinction, but genuine conservationists see no role for captive breeding in the preservation of wild populations. Elephant conservation requires money for the serious work taking place in Asia and Africa, and zoos (along with other organizations) can help with fund-raising, but there is no need to keep elephants in appalling conditions to make this effort possible.”

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