I agree with Nemo that finding an additional non-zoo partner would be
a good thing and that it's worth having a close look at the project
with Sofia Zoo, which he linked in his post. Perhaps you could ask the
applicants to review that project and to outline similarities and
differences to theirs? I am available to review their application.
On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 12:12 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
Milos Rancic, 29/05/2014 23:44:
animal rights are not that well
protected in Serbia like the case is in, let's say, in the most of EU
Surely they have some studies on what's their compliance with EU standards
by now? Serbia is quite close to entering EU (if you forget Kosovo).
So, I am interested in prevalent opinion. What's more important to us:
free knowledge or not cooperating with an institution which likely has
issues with the treatment of animals -- the question is just about the
That's definitely the biggest concern.
As for moral considerations, if you're unsure, outsource them: have a
partnership with the zoo only if you can find an animalist/environmentalist
association willing to join the effort. If you manage, you have an
achievement before even starting, i.e. an ally for future initiatives like
WikiLovesMonuments or education or whatever (examples made with Italian WWF
and Legambiente in mind; no idea of the situation in Serbia).
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