Zoothérapie - Le mythe de l'animal-roi - The Myth of the Happy Pet

Zoothérapie - Le mythe de l'animal-roi - The Myth of the Happy Pet

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Contro la Cattività
Contro la cattività che semplifica e mortifica il rapporto dell\\\'uomo con gli altri animali Against the captivity that simplifies and demeans the relationship between man and other animals.
Cat owners turn a blind eye to their pets' violence
Pointing out the actual toll cats take on the local fauna (birds, reptiles, and small mammals) does not influence how their owners feel about and manage their pets.
Australia plans to kill two millions cats by 2020
There is no end to the problems caused by the pet fad. Australia is affected more than any other country in the world but the problem is also major here in America and in Europe.
The feral cat
En Australie, les chats harets (chats domestiques retournés à l'état sauvage) ont fait disparaître au moins 28 espèces. Le gouvernement australien a donc décidé d'en abattre un très grand nombre pour sauver sa faune.
Trap, neuter, return programs make feral-cat problem worse
He's reinstated now, but Ted Williams, the best investigative wildlife reporter in the US, lost his job because of this article.
Animal Protection Agency
The Animal Protection Agency (APA) is the UK organisation committed to ceasing the trade in wildlife for pets. Perhaps unbelievably, it is still legal in Britain to sell wild animals captured from other countries. The majority of wild-trapped animals die from the stress and disease that is associated with every stage of their harrowing journey. Next to habitat destruction, collection of animals for the pet trade is the main reason for the decline in many species. Attempts to regulate and control the trade have globally failed. The problem is getting worse, and time is running out! This site contains information on who we are, our current campaigns and how you can help us. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/APAWild
Dominance and Affection. The Making of Pets
Geographer and humanist Yi-Fu Tuan of Yale University says it all in his landmark book, which has inspired my own book.
The Life of Plantation Field Hands, 1857
While it may come as a surprise, an honest look at slavery in the antebellum South offers some compelling insights. The intent of this comparison is not to offend, but to highlight the error in our thought processes when we justify our use of animals, and more specifically, pets. May I remind my reader that black people were once thought of as “animals”? James Stirling was a British writer who visited the American South around the 1850s. He wrote a book - Letters from the Slave States - that contains interviews of plantation owners and former slaves. What is striking in the following citation is not only the similarities between the conditions of southern slaves in the past and those of today’s animals, but also our attitudes towards them. To make the comparison more apparent, I invite you to replace the word “slave,” or a related word, by the words "animal" or "pet".
Viva La Vegan!
Considering vegan's out of the ordinary fondness for pets, it is a wonder that this site has posted several excerpts from my book!
Nature Wars. The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds
This book by Wall Street journalist James Sterba is hilarious and sad at the same time. How misguided "love" and poor planning can backfire with a vengeance.
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