Chimpanzee at Karlsruhe Zoo | Photo: H. Zell, License: CC BY-SA 3.0

After PETA attack: Karlsruhe Zoo speaks up about “fake news”

Published on the 06.09.2019. | By: Susanne Jock

Karlsruhe Zoo has spoken up with clear words against one of the smear campaigns by animal rights activists from PETA, concerning great apes in zoos.

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Note: The director of Karlsruhe Zoo, Dr. Matthias Reinschmidt, has recorded an excellent video on the topic.

In it, he addresses several issues, for instance the use of donations. You can also find several articles on this on Here is the most current one:

PETA macht eine halbe Million Euro Minus

The video also discusses some of PETA’s losses before the courts – in the zoo sector, a prominent example is the one against Hannover Zoo:

Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover: PETA lügt sich eine gescheiterte Kampagne schön

And finally, here is a video on the importance of great ape husbandry in modern zoos:

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