Bernice Bovenkerk, Jozef Keulartz

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Animals are kept in captivity for many different purposes, such as recreation or entertainment, for their products, for medical experimentation and scientific research and education, for companionship, for their labor, and for their own benefit (in particular sheltering and treating lost and sick animals). Many of these animals have been domesticated, and this domestication process raises ethical questions of its own, but here we will focus on wild animals in zoos and the question of under what circumstances it is morally justified to keep them in captivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior
EditorsJennifer Vonk, Todd Shackelford
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319478296
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Bovenkerk, B., & Keulartz, J. (2018). Captivity. In J. Vonk, & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior Springer International Publishing.