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Day 60

Elephants form deep family bonds and live in matriarchal herds where calves are cared for collectively by all of the adult animals. Females spend their entire lives together. In captivity, these family groups are usually broken apart.
Elephant. Germany, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 18

Giant anteater. Denmark, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation
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Day 81

A zoo in Quebec recently announced that it would remove infant animals from their mothers 24 hours after birth in order to let the public interact with them. The zoo's owner compared the practice to removing children from abusive homes and placing them in foster care, insisting that it was for "the animals' own good." After receiving criticism, including from Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums organization, the zoo doubled down on the practice, saying that in the wild, many mothers abandon their offspring.
The public will be allowed to handle the animals when they are a few weeks old.
Tiger. Canada, 2008.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Zoocheck

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Day 142
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Notorious Ontario park Marineland opened for its 56th season over the weekend. A crowd of protestors stood out the front of the park, reminding visitors of the facility's poor animal welfare record.
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Marineland recently opted out of the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) organization, a month before its re-accreditation process was to begin, citing upcoming renovations that would not "accomplish the mutual goals of Marineland and CAZA at this time period."
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To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity
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Protestors at Marineland. Canada, 2012.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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Day 145

Keeping carnivores in captivity means feeding them other animals. More animals whose lives and deaths are controlled by humans.
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To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity
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Animal carcasses. Denmark, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 82

Patagonian maras are monogamous, with mating pairs remaining together for life. In the wild, females will give birth once a year. In captivity, they can be forced to give birth up to four times every year.
Patagonian mara. France, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation
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Day 96

Humans share almost 97% of our DNA with orangutans, making them one of our closest relatives. The species' name comes from the Malay words “orang" and "hutan," meaning “human of the forest." Orangutan. Denmark, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 138

Sun bear populations are decreasing in the wild due to habitat loss, the exotic pet and roadside zoo industries, and because farmers will often kill them to stop them from eating palm, banana, and coconut crops.
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Rather than contributing to conservation or education efforts, roadside zoos actively hamper both through the ways they acquire, treat, and house animals.
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To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity
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Sun bear. Vietnam, 2008.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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#Repost @weanimals (@get_repost)
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Review of Captive (@ayearofcaptivity) from Andrew Westoll, author of The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: “To experience Jo-Anne McArthur’s photography is to absorb the revolutionary idea that the loneliness of a captive animal is our own loneliness—that their confiscation from the natural way of being is our own confiscation from the same. And that perhaps the solution to their existential plight might be the beginning of a solution to our own. Breathtaking, mournful, vital."
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Captive is now available on Amazon. #bookstagram #bookshelf #book #literature #photography #wildlife #emptythecages #animals #animalrights #activism #ayearofcaptivity

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Review of Captive by J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of The Lives of Animals.

Captive is now available on Amazon. Link in bio. (Currently listed as out of stock, but you can still order the book and it will be shipped as soon as the books arrive in the warehouse–in the next day or so!) #bookstagram #book #bookshelf #literature #photobook #photography #wildlife #animalrights #activism #ayearofcaptivity

Buy this book if you're able to ❤️Outstanding exposé of animals in captivity and thoughts on how to help.
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Bila Anda melihat dunia melalui mata binatang, sama sekali tidak ada yang menghibur tentang penangkaran. _Selayu berada di habitat aslinya. Bila Anda membeli tiket untuk atraksi yang mengeksploitasi hewan, Anda akan mengutuknya seumur hidup karena menderita dan disiksa. Silahkan boikot semua atraksi yang mengeksploitasi binatang !! @ Regrann from @ayearofcaptivity - Day 196 Hamadryas babun memiliki hierarki empat tingkat yang kompleks yang terdiri dari sejumlah hewan dengan berbagai struktur kekuasaan di tingkat harem, klan, band, dan pasukan. Untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut tentang foto dalam rangkaian ini dan apa yang dapat Anda lakukan untuk membantu hewan tertawan, kunjungi weanimals.org/ayearccivity Hamadryas baboon Jerman, 2016. Yayasan Jo-Anne McArthur / Born Free #captive #ayearofcaptivity #captivethebook #endcaptivity #weanimals #joannemcarthur #primate #zoo #baboon - #regrann # captivity # stopharminganimals # clevelandzoo # detroitzoo #alanticcity #anim #animalrights # boycottzoos # sad # lonely # monyet # kera # tertekan # animalsofig # Animalsofinstagram #ceganbently #vegan # govegan # planetearth

"Even species of animals kept in captivity under the guise of conservation and education efforts can still be legally killed in the wild.

Today we learned that two years after his father's death, the six-year-old son of Cecil the Lion, Xanda, was killed by a trophy hunter after he had roamed outside the safety of the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Because he was not within the boundaries of the national park, his killing has been deemed legal. The hunt operator returned Xanda's tracking collar to park staff." To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Lion. Denmark, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation
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one dolphin's story: chester .
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my article about chester, a false killer whale, who spends his sad life circling a concrete tank void of anything that resembles his natural habitat .
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can we call it a rescue if the only possible outcome is a life in captivity? .
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click the link in bio to read the full article and share pls .



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From my interview in the @washingtonpost today and the featured image for Day 199 of @ayearofcaptivity: "This is perhaps my favorite image from the book because it says a lot about how I see our experiences with captive wildlife. They are the centerpiece, the raison d’etre for zoos and aquaria, and yet we make a mockery of them and of ourselves in the way that we interact, and fail to interact, with them. This seal appeared to live alone in this small pool."
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To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Baltic grey seal. Lithuania, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 199

From Jo-Anne's interview in the @washingtonpost today: "This is perhaps my favorite image from the book because it says a lot about how I see our experiences with captive wildlife. They are the centerpiece, the raison d’etre for zoos and aquaria, and yet we make a mockery of them and of ourselves in the way that we interact, and fail to interact, with them. This seal appeared to live alone in this small pool."
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To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Baltic grey seal. Lithuania, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 198

Green iguanas use head bobs to communicate with other iguanas. Their docile nature and brightly coloured scales make them popular pets despite being difficult animals to care for.
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Green iguana. France, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 197

Primates in captivity have been documented pointing to doors and windows in clear attempts to communicate their wish to leave their enclosures.
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To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Orangutan. Denmark, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 197

Primates in captivity have been documented pointing to doors and windows in clear attempts to communicate their wish to leave their enclosures.
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To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Orangutan. Denmark, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 196

Hamadryas baboons have complex, four-level hierarchies made up of different numbers of animals with different power structures in the levels of harems, clans, bands, and troops.

To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Hamadryas baboon. Germany, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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This summer, be one less parent/guardian teaching children that animals are products and entertainment.

Zoos make most of their money on animal exploitation during summer holidays when families take their young to stare, point and laugh at caged animals.
They call it education.
Don't fall for it. You'll learn nothing about animals by seeing them locked up in too small, unnatural environments.

Boycott zoos, they're prisons for other species.
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"Behavioural scientists have concluded that non-human primates are the easiest species for observing human-like depression because of facial expressions, postures, and other behaviours recognizable to humans.

To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Northern white-cheeked gibbon. France, 2016.
Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation"

Day 195

Some species of tree frog have lifespans over a decade long. The Australian green tree frog can be kept in captivity for up to fifteen years.

To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Tree frog. Sweden, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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Day 193

A newborn beluga calf born at SeaWorld Orlando died shortly after being born this weekend. The marine park says it does not know what caused the calf's death. In May, a newborn Commerson's dolphin died shortly after birth at the same SeaWorld location.

To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Beluga. Canada, 2011.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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Day 192

Black leopards are the most common type of black big cats in captivity. Due to their novelty in zoos and demand in the exotic pet trade, they have been targeted in the wild and selectively bred in zoos for decades.

To find out more about the photos in this series and what you can do to help captive animals, visit weanimals.org/ayearofcaptivity

Leopard. Croatia, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Born Free Foundation

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