Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of by Carrie Friese

By Carrie Friese

The flora and fauna is marked via an ever-increasing lack of different habitats, progressively more species extinctions, and an entire diversity of recent varieties of dilemmas posed by means of worldwide warming. whilst, people also are operating to actively form this flora and fauna via modern bioscience and biotechnology. In Cloning Wild Life, Carrie Friese posits that cloned endangered animals in zoos sit down on the apex of those developments, as people search a systematic technique to environmental trouble. usually fraught with controversy, cloning applied sciences, Friese argues, considerably impact our conceptualizations of and engagements with flora and fauna and nature.
 
By learning animals at various destinations, Friese explores the human practices surrounding the cloning of endangered animals. She visits zoos—the San Diego Zoological Park, the Audubon middle in New Orleans, and the Zoological Society of London—to see cloning and similar practices in motion, in addition to attending educational and scientific meetings and interviewing scientists, conservationists, and zookeepers thinking about cloning. eventually, she concludes that the act of recalibrating nature via technological know-how is what so much disturbs us approximately cloning animals in captivity, revealing that debates over cloning develop into, after all, a website of political fight among diverse human teams. furthermore, Friese explores the results of the social position that animals on the zoo play within the first place—how they're considered, ate up, and utilized by people for our personal wishes. a different examine uniting sociology and the research of technology and expertise, Cloning Wild Life demonstrates simply how a lot bioscience reproduces and adjustments our principles in regards to the which means of existence itself.

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