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Day 116

Many popular zoo animals are potentially dangerous to humans if they escape from their enclosures. Animal escapes happen regularly and more often than not, escaped animals are shot and killed rather than being sedated (numerous instances have been documented in the last few years alone). Human fascination with keeping wild animals close by does not protect these animals if they manage to break free from their cages.
Tiger. Denmark, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Thank you SO much to all of the generous, compassionate donors who contributed to the Captive crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to you we have exceeded our goal and are well on the way to getting this book into your hands. Captive's message is coming at a time when people are more willing than ever to think critically about how animals are treated, and our hope is that this book will open more hearts and bring more people into this hard, important conversation.
You can follow the new companion social media project to Captive at @ayearofcaptivity.
Photo: Pileated gibbon, France, Jo-Anne McArthur

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This is the most disturbing video I have seen in a while please my fellow animal lovers make this video go viral we have to free these animals this is beyond heartbreaking how can you do this how ??? #Repost @ayearofcaptivity
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We Animals multimedia coordinator Kelly Guerin stumbled across Heavenly Well Lake Park Zoo in Anhui, China, while travelling in 2016. “We heard the sound of a child yelling and banging a stick along a row of metal bars. The noise led us down a small path into a corner of the park guarded by a sleeping ticket man. Behind him, a little boy was shouting at a moon bear in his 10-foot square concrete enclosure, jabbing him through the metal bars with a thick tree branch. This tiny, terrifying place contained rows and rows of captive animals who cowered, paced, or simply lay there as people threw garbage at them.
That was over a year ago, and still the memory of those creatures brings a cold, sinking feeling to my stomach. I have long since gone home, but the animals I documented are still there, trapped in concrete pits. They'll sit there as objects of passing visitor's dull interest until the day they die.” Take action to help close down this zoo: http://bit.ly/2mun3qy
Video: Kelly Guerin

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #endcaptivity #China #animalphotography #zoo #animalactivism

114 days in and it's been eye-opening to follow along @ayearofcaptivity by @weanimals since Jan 1.

Animals are not here for our use or amusement. They deserve to be protected and free.
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Day 114

Animals in captivity simply cannot be provided with stimulation, social groups, or space allowances similar to what most species would experience in the wild. For larger, complex animals like non-human primates, this task is all but impossible, leaving animals to inevitably experience boredom, frustration, loneliness and stress throughout their lives.
Orangutan. Australia, 2010.
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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Day seven

Yesterday the world learned of the death of Tilikum, the orca who had spent more than 30 years in captivity, much of it alone. Perhaps more than any other animal in recent years, Tilikum's story touched millions of individuals and thrust the debate around captivity into the spotlight. His legacy cannot lessen his suffering, but it may just change the way the world sees captivity and prevent countless other animals suffering a fate of confinement, loneliness, and deprivation.
Photo: Orca. Canada, 2011. Jo-Anne McArthur.

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'Day 100

Sharks are often housed with species that they could normally prey upon. To prevent this, aquariums acclimatize sharks to a regular feeding regime. While some fish are kept captive for visitors to admire, others are purchased dead, frozen, and boxed to be fed to the animals on display.
Aquarium exhibit. USA, 2011.
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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#Repost @ayearofcaptivity

Thank you,Jo-Anne,for helping to give the voiceless a voice!! We are grateful for all you do!

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Meet Larry, a Save the Chimps resident. The first ten years of his life were spent at Monkey Jungle in Florida. He was then sold for biomedical research use where he spent ten years in a small cage before being rescued by @savethechimps in 2002.
Go to savethechimps.org to learn about Larry and the other residents of the sanctuary.
USA, 2008.
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Day 41

Yesterday, the Oregon Zoo euthanized an Asian elephant named Packy despite a campaign that had been launched to plead for his life. Packy was infected with tuberculosis, but sources had claimed that he was not symptomatic and had a high quality of life. He was killed anyway. Killing less profitable animals to make way for younger animals or new breeding stock is a common practice in zoos around the world.

This photo: Elephant. Slovenia, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Repost from @ayearofcaptivity. Follow the project to support animals trapped in zoos and aquaria and to help continue the public discussion about captivity.
A Year of Captivity: Day 85

With a wingspan of around two meters, bald eagles can fly over 10,000 feet above the ground and travel at up to 65 kilometers per hour.

Bald eagle. Canada, 2008.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Zoocheck

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Day 116

Many popular zoo animals are potentially dangerous to humans if they escape from their enclosures. Animal escapes happen regularly and more often than not, escaped animals are shot and killed rather than being sedated (numerous instances have been documented in the last few years alone). Human fascination with keeping wild animals close by does not protect these animals if they manage to break free from their cages.
Tiger. Denmark, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #weanimals #joannemcarthur #animalphotography #tiger #harambe #tigers #endangeredspecies #bornfreefoundation #bornfree

Day 115

In the wild, Humbolt penguins can swim at speeds of up to 30 kilometers per hour and dive up to 150 meters deep when searching for food.
Humboldt penguins. Denmark, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #weanimals #joannemcarthur #animalphotography #zoo #aquarium #penguin #worldpenguinday

114 days in and it's been eye-opening to follow along @ayearofcaptivity by @weanimals since Jan 1.

Animals are not here for our use or amusement. They deserve to be protected and free.
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Day 114

Animals in captivity simply cannot be provided with stimulation, social groups, or space allowances similar to what most species would experience in the wild. For larger, complex animals like non-human primates, this task is all but impossible, leaving animals to inevitably experience boredom, frustration, loneliness and stress throughout their lives.
Orangutan. Australia, 2010.
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #endcaptivity #weanimals #joannemcarthur #orangutan #primate #zoo #zoocheck #bornfreefoundation #bornfree #animalphotogrpahy #untileverycageisempty

Day 114

Animals in captivity simply cannot be provided with stimulation, social groups, or space allowances similar to what most species would experience in the wild. For larger, complex animals like non-human primates, this task is all but impossible, leaving animals to inevitably experience boredom, frustration, loneliness and stress throughout their lives.
Orangutan. Australia, 2010.
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #endcaptivity #weanimals #joannemcarthur #orangutan #primate #zoo #zoocheck #bornfreefoundation #bornfree #animalphotogrpahy #Australia

This is the most disturbing video I have seen in a while please my fellow animal lovers make this video go viral we have to free these animals this is beyond heartbreaking how can you do this how ??? #Repost @ayearofcaptivity
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We Animals multimedia coordinator Kelly Guerin stumbled across Heavenly Well Lake Park Zoo in Anhui, China, while travelling in 2016. “We heard the sound of a child yelling and banging a stick along a row of metal bars. The noise led us down a small path into a corner of the park guarded by a sleeping ticket man. Behind him, a little boy was shouting at a moon bear in his 10-foot square concrete enclosure, jabbing him through the metal bars with a thick tree branch. This tiny, terrifying place contained rows and rows of captive animals who cowered, paced, or simply lay there as people threw garbage at them.
That was over a year ago, and still the memory of those creatures brings a cold, sinking feeling to my stomach. I have long since gone home, but the animals I documented are still there, trapped in concrete pits. They'll sit there as objects of passing visitor's dull interest until the day they die.” Take action to help close down this zoo: http://bit.ly/2mun3qy
Video: Kelly Guerin

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #endcaptivity #China #animalphotography #zoo #animalactivism

Day 113

Elephants are pregnant for 18-22 months. As with most mammals, the bond between mothers and calves is strong and immediate. Calves nurse exclusively for around a year, and continue nursing until the age of 2 or 3.
In captivity, animals' family bonds are generally disregarded if animals are desired for breeding programs or for an exhibit at another facility.
Elephants. Germany, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 112

A new report released by the Captive Animals' Protection Society found that 95 percent of birds in zoos are not endangered.
The report also found that the only 9 percent of species kept in zoos are endangered, and only 17 percent of species are threatened. The majority of species held captive in these facilities are classified as least concern in the wild.

Duck. Latvia, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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I share this for awareness. No more captivity. 🙏 #Repost @ayearofcaptivity with @repostapp
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Day 111

This week, a 21-year-old polar bear named Szenja died at SeaWorld San Diego. While her cause of death isn't known, Szenja's companion Snowflake had recently been moved to another zoo for breeding, and keepers reported that Szenja had been lethargic and hadn't been eating.
Just like humans, animals form close bonds and can feel heartbroken when they are separated.
Polar bear. Canada, 2008.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Zoocheck

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Day 111

This week, a 21-year-old polar bear named Szenja died at SeaWorld San Diego. While her cause of death isn't known, Szenja's companion Snowflake had recently been moved to another zoo for breeding, and keepers reported that Szenja had been lethargic and hadn't been eating.
Just like humans, animals form close bonds and can feel heartbroken when they are separated.
Polar bear. Canada, 2008.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Zoocheck

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #endcaptivity #roadsidezoo #Canada #weanimals #joannemcarthur #animalphotography #zoocheck #zoo #polarbear

Let's keep this moving forward. 🙏 🐳🌊#Repost @ayearofcaptivity with @repostapp
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Day 110

Yesterday, 25-year-old orca Takara gave birth to her fifth calf and the last of this species who will be born into captivity at any of SeaWorld's parks. SeaWorld has ended its captive orca breeding program and is now facing pressure to retire its captive orcas to ocean sanctuaries rather than forcing them to live out their lives in tanks.

Ocean sanctuaries are a real possibility for captive orcas, one that SeaWorld and other marine parks need to invest in for the retirement of the animals they have kept in confinement for so long.

Orca. SeaWorld, USA, 2011.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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Day 110

Yesterday, 25-year-old orca Takara gave birth to her fifth calf and the last of this species who will be born into captivity at any of SeaWorld's parks. SeaWorld has ended its captive orca breeding program and is now facing pressure to retire its captive orcas to ocean sanctuaries rather than forcing them to live out their lives in tanks.

Ocean sanctuaries are a real possibility for captive orcas, one that SeaWorld and other marine parks need to invest in for the retirement of the animals they have kept in confinement for so long.

Orca. SeaWorld, USA, 2011.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #endcaptivity #weanimals #joannemcarthur #aquarium #blackfish #tilikum #seawolrd #emptythetanks

Day 109

In smaller, roadside zoos and zoos in regions with fewer regulations, animals' injuries and illnesses commonly go untreated.

Hyena. Cameroon, 2009.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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Day 108

While some animals are solitary species in the wild, their lives are still marked by interactions with other animals through courtship, mating, rearing their offspring, fighting, and interactions with the other species that share their environments. The conditions of animals kept in isolation in modern zoos deprive even animals that live independent lives of any chance for socialization and often of any significant environmental enrichment.
Brown bear. Lithuania, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 104 @ayearofcaptivity There are a number of documented instances of chimps who have been taught sign language asking to be let out of their cages or enclosures. These animals understand that they are captive, forced to live lives of deprivation.

Chimpanzee. Croatia, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #endcaptivity #weanimals #joannemcarthur #bornfreefoundation #chimpanzee #chimp #chimpanzees #primate #zoo #zoocheck #zoo #croatia #animalphotograph #bornfreenumber of documented instances of chimps who have been taught sign language asking to be let out of their cages or enclosures. These animals understand that they are captive, forced to live lives of deprivation.

Chimpanzee. Croatia, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #endcaptivity #weanimals #joannemcarthur #bornfreefoundation #chimpanzee #chimp #chimpanzees #primate #zoo #zoocheck #zoo #croatia #animalphotograph #bornfree

Thank you,Jo-Anne,for helping to give the voiceless a voice!! We are grateful for all you do!

#Repost @weanimals with @repostapp
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Meet Larry, a Save the Chimps resident. The first ten years of his life were spent at Monkey Jungle in Florida. He was then sold for biomedical research use where he spent ten years in a small cage before being rescued by @savethechimps in 2002.
Go to savethechimps.org to learn about Larry and the other residents of the sanctuary.
USA, 2008.
#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #endcaptivity #weanimals #joannemcarthur #chimpanzee #chimp #chimpanzees #primate #zoo #savethechimps #portrait

Day 107

Even for the most popular animals, generally larger mammals, studies show that most visitors spend only around a minute observing each animal, raising the question of how much can possibly be learned by keeping these animals captive.
Polar bear. Denmark, 2015.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 106

Animals in zoos, aquaria, and marine parks are completely dependent on their human captors. They suffer the consequences not only of human malice and apathy, but also of human tragedy. As civil conflicts rage in Iraq and Syria, stories are emerging of the animals trapped in zoos after their carers have fled or been killed. Dozens of animals have starved to death.
The two surviving animals at the Montazah al-Morour Zoo in Mosul, Iraq, were recently rescued in a risky operation and taken to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan. Simba, a lion, and Lula, a bear, will now have a chance to recover in safety.
Lions. France, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 105

This morning, millions of people watched a live stream of April the giraffe giving birth to her fourth calf, a baby boy. The enthusiasm showed by people around the world highlighted our fascination with and adoration of other species. Zoos capitalize on our love for animals by promoting births and the arrival of new animals, yet common management practices do not reflect the collective affection we feel for these animals.

Young animals are frequently separated from their mothers and sent them to other facilities, and animals considered to be "surplus" are often euthanized. In modern zoos, these animals are almost always treated as assets rather than individuals.
This model is inherently flawed and does not serve the interests of the animals we as a society want to see protected.
Giraffe. Germany, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

#captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #endcaptivity #weanimals #joannemcarthur #zoo #giraffe #weanimals #joannemcarthur #animalphotography #Germany #bornfreefoundation #bornfree #Aprilthegiraffe #April #NewYork

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