On newsstands

The photo of Gaston Lacombe on this page is part of a report on zoos published in Focus number 254 in newsstands from November 21 to December 20, 2013. "With these photos I do not want to condemn zoos, I invite you to rethink the concept of zoos" explains the French photographer.

In Italy it is practically impossible to do a census of zoos. By law, in fact, zoos are the structures that expose animals to the public for at least seven days a year.

On paper, they are born to defend biodiversity. In reality they are prisons. Even the most prestigious ones, such as the London Zoo that conducts incredible scientific work, fail to ensure a dignified life for their guests.

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