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Proposal ID998
Proposal2020 Platform Amendment: Chapter III, Section K, 10 Abolish Zoos
PresenterPlatform Committee Sponsor: Animal Rights Committee
Floor ManagerJustin Beth
Discussion02/03/2020 - 03/01/2020
Voting03/02/2020 - 03/08/2020
Presens Quorum34 0.6666
Consens Quorum49 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes




Amend Chapter III, Ecological Sustainability, Section K. Ethical Treatment of Animals by adding a new point 10 to read:
10. Abolish public and private zoos, roadside zoos, and private collections of wild or exotic animals. Redirect funds invested in zoo conservation into restoration of natural habitats, e.g. anti-poaching initiatives and an end to habitat destruction. Transfer captive wild animals to the wild when feasible or provide genuine sanctuary to animals unable, through injury and other cause, to be returned to the wild and where their living conditions closely represent the animal's natural habitat. Ban the importation and trade of wild or non-domesticated species as companion animals.


Approval of this proposal will amend the 2018 GPUS Platform.

Platform Committee:; Co-chairs Bruce Hinkforth, Tim Willard
 Animal Rights Committee: Mary Lawrence



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