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(2011). Georgia Aquarium in Heat for Loud Noise: PETA.


Writer for PETA’s article Georgia Aquarium in Heat for Loud Noise addresses a certain danger introduced to animals trapped inside of their tanks. This danger is the reverberations from their own sonar bounce off the walls. This report explains this danger by stating it “leads to a confusion of the entire sensory apparatus, which in turn causes in such a sensitive creature a derangement of mental balance and behavior”. The purpose of this is to make individuals aware of certain cruelties these animals face behind the walls of where the live. The target audience of this is anyone interested in what real dangers captive animals face, but it can be useful to researchers looking into animal danger studies, as well.

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(2016). PETA to Georgia Aquarium: Move Beyond Basic Decency: PETA. A writer for PETA’s article PETA to Georgia Aquarium: Move Beyond Basic Decency, explains the animals needs to live in a coastal sanctuaries rather than in a tank. This report covers Georgia Aquariums announcement that it will no longer take dolphins or whales that are …

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Marrs, R. (2007). Human Preferences for Species Conservation: Animal Charisma Trumps Endangered Status: Science Direct.   Robert H Marrs, writer of Human Preferences for Species Conservation: Animal Charisma Trumps Endangered Status, observed the likeliness of humans to donate more money to species more similar to humans, regardless of whether or not that animal is more …

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Metrick, A. Weitzman, M. (1996). Patterns of Behavior in Endangered Species Preservation: Harvard. Andre Metrick and Martin L Weitzman, writer of Patterns of Behavior in Endangered Species Preservation, conducted studies to try and identify the government’s protection and spending decisions on individual species. The purpose of this scholarly writing was to state the results of …

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Aza Staff. (2016). Currently Accredited Zoos and Aquariums: AZA. Members of the AZA staff reported on Currently Accredited Zoos and Aquariums and listed, alphabetically, the zoos and aquariums that are currently accredited through AZA. The purpose of this was to show what aquariums and zoos are qualified with certain conditions for their animals. The target …

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Darnell, T. (2016). Georgia Aquarium Ranked 4th- Worst Tank in North America. Georgia: Patch Tim Darnell, a member of Patch staff, reported the ranking of the GA aquarium in terms of the quality of life for dolphins and whales. An international animal protection organization has named the GA aquarium as the 4th worst tank in …

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Jameson, J. (2015). Beluga Whale At GA Aquarium Dies Unexpectedly, PETA Blames Captivity. Georgia: Inquisitr. Jody Jameson, a writer for inquisitr.com, addresses this post by voicing concerns over the sudden death of one of GA aquariums own beluga whales. PETA believes that the sudden death of Beluga Whale, Maris, at the GA aquarium was due …

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Waldick, I. (2015). Let Willy Free Himself: The Case For Expanding Standing to Marine Mammals to Challenge Regulations of The Public Displays Industry. Florida: Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law 31 J. Land Use and Environment. Staff Attorney of the Florida Supreme Court, Ian Waldick, made a case for expanding standing to marine mammals …

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O’Barry, R. (2015). Marine Animal Exhibits: Chlorinated Prisons. Virginia: PETA. Dolphin Trainer for the television series Flipper in the 1960’s, Ric O’Barry, states that parks and zoos “want you to think that God put [dolphins] there or [that] they rescued them… If people knew the truth, the wouldn’t buy a ticket.” Regardless of the information …

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Walther J. (2003). In Defense of Zoos and Aquariums: The Ethical Basis for Keeping Wild Animals in Captivity. Maryland: American Veterinary Medical Association. AVMA President-Elect and Doctor of veterinary medicine, Jack O. Walther, writer of In Defense of Zoos and Aquariums: The Ethical Basis for Keeping Wild Animals in Captivity, presents statistics stating that fewer …