The Colombian Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network was invited to be the keynote speaker in the Latin American Conference of Zoos and Aquariums. As a start, this posed an ethical dilemma regarding the animal treatment. However, after several phone conversations where we acknowledge their hard work to change their practices towards a more dignified ones, Carlos Largacha-Martinez went to give a presentation of how to apply humanistic management in their everyday practices, and how to use our beliefs within their decision making process.
It was a very interesting dialogue. We even discover that same dilemma happenned with the Chilean Zoo, where they decided to become 'B Certified'. As a final note, the mayority of their animals are taken from illegal trade, abandoned, or with injuries. However, they and ourselves agree that still the dilemma exists. What a great moments we had. What a challenge. They want to continue exploring new avenues for their management practices, so below you can find the link to the talk (in spanish).
Youtube video of the conference at this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlIxW7623S8&feature=youtu.be
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