Wildlife Protection and the New Humanitarianism

  title={Wildlife Protection and the New Humanitarianism},
  author={Lisa Mighetto},
  journal={Environmental Review},
  pages={37 - 49}
  • L. Mighetto
  • Published 1 March 1988
  • History
  • Environmental Review
Theodore Roosevelt identified three sources of wildlife conservation in 1913: "the true sportsman, the nature lover," and "the humanitarian."' Although environmental historians have long recognized the motivations of the first two groups, they have paid little attention to the humane point of view. Because they devoted much of their effort to domestic animals, late nineteenthand early twentieth-century humanitarians are not readily associated with conservation.2 Yet their arguments for… 
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