Good zoos should be treated like they treat their animals. That means not beating them over the odd mishap.
We tend instinctively to value human lives over non-human ones. But is there a point where the scales might tip the other way?
The shooting death of Harambe the gorilla has once again raised concern for the well-being of zoo animals. But animals in zoos may be fated by the very institution we have created to protect them.
The death of Harambe the gorilla has sparked outrage and raised questions over the adequacy of zoos, but protecting some animals through legal personhood is flawed and dangerous, says legal scholar.