By Aubrey Manning, James Serpell
Glossy society is starting to reconsider its complete dating with animals and the wildlife. until eventually lately concerns equivalent to animal welfare and environmental safeguard have been thought of the area of small, idealistic minorities. Now, those matters allure significant numbers of articulate supporters who jointly workout enormous political muscle. Animals, either wild and family, shape the first concentration of outrage during this usually acrimonious debate. but why do animals evoke such robust and contradictory feelings in humans - and do our western attitudes have something in universal with these of different societies and cultures? Bringing jointly various contributions from exclusive specialists within the box, Animals and Society explores the significance of animals in society from social, ancient and cross-cultural views.
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And indeed, we find nothing corresponding to the western concept of nature in hunter-gatherer representations, for they see no essential difference between the ways one relates to humans and to non-human constituents of the environment. We have seen how both sharing (among humans) and hunting (of animals by humans) rest on the same principle of trust, and how the sense in which hunters claim to know and care for animals is identical to the sense in which they know and care for other human beings.
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An interesting example of this was described by Darwin (1845:142) for the sheep-dogs of Argentina. These dogs are trained to carry out many of the functions of a shepherd without a human being present. Darwin recounted how he saw, when out riding, flocks of sheep several miles from any human and guarded only by one or two dogs. He also described the training of these dogs. A puppy was taken from its mother and was reared entirely with the sheep. It was put to suck from a ewe and had a bed of wool in the sheep pen.
Animals and Human Society: Changing Perspectives by Aubrey Manning, James Serpell