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ETHICS CASE STUDY: If you were the final authority to decide if the tiger would stay in zoo or released into forest, what would be your decision? Justify.

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

7) A captured man-eater tiger was captured and kept in a zoo. The tiger which was famous among visitors, was shown exemplary sympathy and based on court order, was re-released to the wild. The tiger had eaten three humans in the past. Wildlife experts opine that the tiger is not a typical man-eater – which are usually frail and old. It is a healthy tiger capable of hunting wild prey and now has got taste of humans.

Some say that it is morally and ethically wrong to release such dangerous animals into forests. Some argue that it is ethical to release them to forests.

a) Discuss what arguments on the basis of ethicality can be made both in favour and against such a move.

b) If you were the final authority to decide if the tiger would stay in zoo or released into forest, what would be your decision? Justify.

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