Recent Scientific Publications and Animal Advocacy Resources

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February 11, 2022

In captivity, food and water is supplied, territory is already delineated, social groupings are usually fairly stable and structured, there are no predators to avoid, and quite often mates are selected for them. With all the extra free time, the animals have a need for new and challenging activities. That is where the role of enrichment comes in.”

What You’ll Learn:

– Five Categories of Enrichment
– Enrichment Implementation
– Importance of Enrichment on Welfare

Animal Advocacy Resources, Colchester Zoo Logo

Colchester Zoo
United Kingdom

We work hard at Colchester Zoo to promote conservation both at home and out in the wider world. We strive to be more sustainable in our daily operations and have a continual aim to reduce our impact on the environment through the reduction of plastic use and using sustainable palm oil products.

Colchester Zoo has always cared passionately about the world’s threatened species, and created its charity Action for the Wild to assist conservation projects worldwide.

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December 20, 2021

“Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare:

What They Are & Why They Aren’t Enough

All living beings have basic necessities: food to eat, water to drink, and shelter to keep us safe. Once we can secure those essentials, we can focus on the things that make life worth living—things like companionship, love, belonging, respect, freedom, and creativity. In order to help humans provide animals with the essentials they need to live, animal behaviorists developed the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare. While well-intentioned, these “freedoms” are open to interpretation, and in many ways, they don’t go far enough to protect animals from the cruelty of factory farms.”

What You’ll Learn:

– The Five Freedoms
– Importance of Freedom for Animals
– Beyond the Five Freedoms

The Humane League
Maryland, United States

We exist to end the abuse of animals raised for food. We believe individual behavior change goes hand-in-hand with institutional change. So we started by focusing on institutional change- holding companies to account. Over the years, we’ve taken on the world’s largest food companies and won.

We are, and always have been, for the animals.

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August 25, 2020

“The endangered Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) is currently distributed as a single wild population of 670 individuals and ~400 captive animals globally. Although the captive lions are major hope for the species long-term conservation through repatriation, their welfare status and management practises need research attention.
To this end, we tested the efficacy of feeding, sensory and manipulable enrichment interventions on the welfare of Asiatic lions at the conservation breeding centre of Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden, Gujarat.”

What You’ll Learn:

– Asiatic Lion Conservation
– Captive Breeding
– Variance in Behavioral Responses

Sitendu Goswami
Wildlife Institute of India

Conservation Biology and Zoo Management Doctor of Philosophy

I am seeking collaborations with data-minded zoo biologists to create a dashboard for animal welfare management.