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It is no secret that humans have a special relationship with the animal world In a recent survey about attitudes, 70 percent of respondents identified the family pet as a member of the family Dogs and cats are treated like royalty horses are revered and stabled in quarters that make most condo owners green with envy On the other hand, multiple millions of cows and chickens are unceremoniously slaughtered each year to feed our unappeasable lust for Whoppers and McNuggets What gives Why do pampered dogs eat steak Why are cats coddled and chickens ground into paste As Erika Ritter explores in this fresh, fascinating, and eye opening book, the heart of this relationship is a paradox a relationship that is almost schizophrenic in its absurdity Through interviews conducted around the world, Ritter makes her way through this strange maze of human contractions about our animal brethren to produce a work that reveals as much about us as it doesabout them....

Title : The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath: Some Paradoxes of Human-Animal Relationships
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ISBN : 155470295X
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Key Porter Books Reprint edition June 8, 2010
Number of Pages : 320 pages
File Size : 995 KB
Status : Available For Download
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