ZOOXXI is an international scope proposal to reconvert zoological parks as we know them today, but adapting them to the science and ethics of our times.
Animal welfare standards are important in zoos, but they are not sufficient. We cannot believe that larger cages or facilities or the enrichment of the environment recreated in zoos is the best we can offer to animals.
We need to consider bigger challenges. We need a paradigm shift.
We could transform zoos into a space of shelter, attention, assistance and new opportunities for animals that do not have it today: to injured animals and seized from farms or abandoned.
A zoo has the professionals, the knowledge and the necessary facilities to become a space of social, animal and environmental service: this is the proposal of ZOOXXI.
With: Franz Weber, Founder of the Franz Weber Foundation, and Leonardo Anselmi, Director for Southern Europe and Latin America of the same Foundation.
CosmoCaixa - 08/11 – 11 a.m.