Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs (Hardback)
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Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 08/04/2014
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Dogs are getting lawyers. Cats are getting kidney transplants. Could they one day be fellow citizens?Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over a century ago, pets didn't warrant the meager legal status of property. Now, they have more rights and protections than any other animal in the country. Some say they're even on the verge of becoming legal persons.How did we get here,and what happens next?In this fascinating exploration of the changing status of dogs and cats in society, pet lover and award-winning journalist David Grimm explores the rich and surprising history of our favourite companion animals. He treks the long and often torturous path from their wild origins to their dark days in the middle ages to their current standing as the most valued animals on Earth. As he travels across the country,riding along with Los Angeles detectives as they investigate animal cruelty cases, touring the devastation of New Orleans in search of the orphaned pets of Hurricane Katrina, and coming face-to-face with wolves and feral cats,Grimm reveals the changing social attitudes that have turned pets into family members, and the remarkable laws and court cases that have elevated them to quasi citizens.The journey to citizenship isn't a smooth one, however. As Grimm finds, there's plenty of opposition to the rising status of cats and dogs. From scientists and farmers worried that our affection for pets could spill over to livestock and lab rats to philosophers who say the only way to save society is to wipe cats and dogs from the face of the earth, the battle lines are being drawn. We are entering a new age of pets,one that is fundamentally transforming our relationship with these animals and reshaping the very fabric of society.For pet lovers or anyone interested in how we decide who gets to be a person" in today's world, Citizen Canine is a must read. It is a pet book like no other.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9781610391337
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 571 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 36 mm

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