Calgary Zoo Feeling Economic Pressure
FEBRUARY 2, 2009
Lanthier, a veterinarian and walrus researcher who took the helm in Calgary two years ago, says the cancellation of the polar bears exhibit might please some animal-rights extremists, but the reality is a blow to Canada's white bears. Lanthier doesn't hide his contempt for animal rights groups who lash out, without considering the role zoos play in conservation. We need to ask them, what have they done for research, conservation; what have they done for those animals?"