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Captive breeding for Industry Trade

All across the world, animals are being subjected to rigorous captive breeding plans, where they are initially taken from the wild, to be bred for the use of certain products, for example ivory or animal skin. The two trades I will be focusing on in this article, will be the breeding of animals for their fur, and the breeding of animals for their medicinal purposes.  Fur Farming   A whopping 85% of the fur industry’s skins come from animals being held captive in fur farms. Fur refers to ‘animal skin’ and can consist of two elements. 1.Ground hair – a dense undercoat […]

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Zoos In the Uk

On a Summer visit to a well known zoo within England, I watched as my young nephews excitedly hurried and pranced around the park to take a glimpse at all the wild and exotic animals from around the world. As we arrived to the arctic section, we stood on the bridge watching the seals circle their wet enclosure and the penguins bask in the sunlight which was beaming down before us. Checking out my surroundings, I noticed people’s houses backing on to the enclosure and it hit me that we were in fact in the middle of the city. These […]

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Exotic Animals as Pets: The Debate

In 2014, worldwide star Justin Bieber was prosecuted for sneaking his pet monkey ‘Mally’ into Europe from his private jet. The star posted many pictures with the monkey prior to the prosecution showing off his new exotic delight. Michael Jackson was also well known for owning a chimpanzee named Bubbles, who Primatologist’s argue was beaten and abused. But its not just the filthy rich and famous who can and have been getting their hands on the likes of these animals, ranging from monkeys to the even more bizarre like pet polar bears. A craze has been swooping nations such as America and the UK […]

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