Re: NANFA-- Collecting ethics

Todd Crail (
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 07:03:38 -0500

Man... And here I was waking up considering what I would reply in Nick's
defense and it's already been said more eloquently (and succinct) than I
could construct. Well said Pete!

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> > How often do you have to replace specimens on exhibit?
> > How often do you have breeding success with your specimens on exhibit?
> In the case of Zoological Institutions, there are ethical procedures and
protocols to go through when acquiring new stock. No single individual takes
it on themselves to make the decision on what is right and what isn't. These
decisions are subject to internal scrutiny and also external scrutiny by
regional and central government. Inspections are rigorous and frequent, as
they should be.
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