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Why Anthrozoology?

Updated: Oct 11, 2020

Humans' lives are co-shaped by animals' lives, however, they are often regarded as periphery commodities, there for our fun, emotional support, food products, clothing items, companions, entertainment, transport and so much more. Humans generate ideas within and meanings to societies, often finding conflict between ourselves. Animal concerns are often in the margins, we take many for granted, we can buy a pet when we want, we can eat meat without concern, we don't need to think about what we do or say or think affects animals, what affect can we possibly have upon animals globally? Well, the answer is a lot. Anthrozoology researches and asks questions about many different animal-human relationships, even asking we we don't call ourselves human-animals, why do we call all other 'non-human' animals 'animals'? If that question alone has whet your appetite then anthrozoology intrigues you as much as it intrigues me. So, that, in a very small nutshell, is why Anthrozoology.

What do the images below make you think? Can you think of any questions you may have about how different people may see the animals in each situation?

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