Perception of the ethical acceptability of live prey feeding to aquatic species kept in captivity

This study looks at the opinions of both the public and professionals to the live feeding of several different aquatic species. Surveys were conducted both face-to-face and online via social media. Previous work looking at acceptability of live prey feeding found differences between male and female opinions but this current work did not. Instead, the differences in acceptability related to whether someone had recently visited a zoo or aquarium, or they worked with animals.

Marshall LMA, Cooke G & McCormick W (2019) Public perception of the ethical acceptability of live prey feeding to aquatic species kept in captivity. PLOS One 14(8): e0216777 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216777).

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