Some Are More Equal Than Others
Sharp, Rob, The Independent (London, England)
Dogs are pets, snakes are scary and chickens are dinner. But why do we see animals in such different ways? The field of 'anthrozoology' has the answers, says Rob Sharp
On a car journey several years ago at two in the morning, author and psychologist Hal Herzog turned to his fellow passenger, Amnesty International campaigner Tony Dunbar, to discuss the cockfight the pair had just witnessed in a small North Carolina township. Herzog was surprised by Dunbar's response to the carnage. "There are bigger moral problems," the charity worker said.
You might expect a representative of Amnesty International to have expressed concern. After all, cockfighting is illegal …
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