Description - The Politics of Zoos by Jesse Donahue
Since the 1960s, zoos and aquariums have been repeatedly challenged by animal rights activists, regulatory agencies, anti-tax advocates, and an assortment of litigators. Working through the American Zoological Association, these institutions learned to use the U.S. political system to their advantage and, simultaneously, crafted a more progressive public mission. This original study draws upon interviews, archival sources, Congressional records, court cases, regulatory hearings, media accounts, and the authors' ongoing field research.
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Author Biography - Jesse Donahue
Jesse Donahue and Erik Trump are both Associate Professors of Political Science at Saginaw Valley State University.