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Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.

Michael J. Fox

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PETA is calling on all zoos to follow the lead of the Detroit Zoo and the San Francisco Zoo and retire their elephants to sanctuaries and permanently close their elephant exhibits.

Michael Mcgraw

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There have been serious discussions by representatives of the four zoos to ask if there are ways that the price of keeping pandas can be negotiated downward.

Don Lindburg

The L.A. Zoo is a respected institution, the general manager is highly thought of, the L.A. Zoo is one of the top zoos in the world.

Jack Hanna

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He has snuck into laboratories and zoos, found people with monkeys as pets. The story is amazing because of the extent he's gone.

Jay Allison

We evaluated lions on the same spatial scale that females and males evaluate them, which is from 20 to 30 yards away. The elbows, ribs, back, belly, flanks—those are areas that you only see thick in northern zoos.

Bruce Patterson

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It is disappointing that elephants live in zoos and circuses, chained for days and months on end, forced to live in restricted spaces with no resemblance of anything natural. They simply exist to entertain the public. The Sanctuary elephants have freedom to do what they want, when they want, where they want. The decisions that are made about their lives are theirs to make.

Carol Buckley

[The zoo's five year redevelopment plan - for 2004 to 2009 - facilitates a sustainable approach.] If we teach environmental education, it must be evident in everything we do, ... We are constantly re-inventing ourselves.

Jennifer Gray

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I had 37 lions and tigers, two chimpanzees, 10 or 12 baboons, a hundred big-horn rams, probably a hundred deer. Zoos would sell me this stuff or they'd trade.

Jeffrey Sharon

The biggest problem we have (in zoos) everywhere is the males kill the females. What is it that makes them so weird, that makes them kill their mates?

Jogayle Howard

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People love giraffes. There are plenty of zoos out there who want giraffes. People expect to see those kind of animals at the zoo. It's what they are familiar with.

Phil Coleman

We don't want to flood zoos.

Michelle Smurl

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This petition seeks USDA action to force zoos to comply with the Animal Welfare Act, either by providing environments-hundreds of acres-that meet elephants' needs or by transferring them to sanctuaries with the space and natural habitat necessary for elephants to thrive.

Elliot Katz