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zoochosis

zoochosis
 n.— «We know that animals in zoo suffer from “zoochosis,” a term used to describe obsessive, repetitive behavior such as incessant pacing or head bobbing. We know that the law only requires animals to be provided a cage “large” enough to allow them to stand up, lie down, and turn around. We know that the complex emotional and social relationships animals need to thrive are destroyed in captivity.» —“Zoo would not enhance Hays” by RaeLeann Smith in Norfolk, Virginia The Edge (Hays, Kansas) May 22, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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