Citizen Canine

Favre even thinks pets should be able to earn their own money, whether it be from a court settlement or a dog show. Thanks to the Uniform Trust Code, this is now possible. Still, like any citizen, pets wouldn't have rights without ...

Citizen Canine

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 favorite 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.

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Citizen Canine
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: David Grimm
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-08 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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
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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Abigail Tucker
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-05 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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City Dog
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Cricky Long, Bill Kheel
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-10-28 - Publisher: City Dog Publishing

Each of these city-specific dog-resource directories takes all of the guesswork out of finding new dog shops, services and places, including dog day cares, boarding facilities, pet sitters, dog parks, dog trainers, pet boutiques, alternative therapies, and neighborhood pet-supply stores. Each listing includes not only the address, phone number, hours
Political Theory and the Animal/Human Relationship
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Judith Grant, Vincent G. Jungkunz
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-31 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Examines how the animal/human divide has influenced power dynamics. The division of life into animal and human is one of the fundamental schisms found within political societies. Ironically, given the immense influence of the animal/human divide, especially upon power dynamics, the discipline in charge of theorizing and studying power—political science
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Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Elizabeth Young
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-17 - Publisher: Penn State Press

In Pet Projects, Elizabeth Young joins an analysis of the representation of animals in nineteenth-century fiction, taxidermy, and the visual arts with a first-person reflection on her own scholarly journey. Centering on Margaret Marshall Saunders, a Canadian woman writer once famous for her animal novels, and incorporating Young’s own experience