The Zoo Inquiry concludes:
captive breeding of wild animals for true conservation objectives,
while a worthy aim, can only, at best, play a marginal role in species
that most zoos do little to educate people about how the public can help to conserve wild species and that many zoos cause considerable physical and psychological animal suffering.
We believe that there is a role in the zoo debate for everyone with an interest in and concern about animal welfare and conservation. We hope this Report contributes to that debate and helps in our efforts to define a viable, sustainable and compassionate conservation strategy for the future."
The Born Free Foundation
World Society for the Protection of Animals