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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/08/waza-zoos-accused-of-mistreating-animals-wap-report/) reduced by 94%. (I’m a bot)
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    > In a new report, an animal welfare group has flagged hundreds of zoos affiliated with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums for mistreating animals, including making big cats perform in gladiator-style shows, elephants play basketball, and diapered chimpanzees ride scooters.

    > According to Gavrielle Kirk-Cohen, WAZA's director of communications, the organization relies on its accrediting member associations to enforce their standards among their member zoos and aquariums.

    > According to Kirk-Cohen, zoos and aquariums WAP listed as indirect members in the report are not members, and WAZA can't impose its ethics standards on non-members.

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  2. Can we just do away with the concept of zoos and aquariums?If I wanted to watch and learn about animals in their native habitat, it would be watching Nat Geo/Animal Planet.Waay more educational.

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