In the company of animals : a study of human-animal relationships / James Serpell.

Looks at pet-keeping in various cultures and times, examines the distinction made between pets and domesticated animals, and discusses the ethical issues related to the treatment of animals.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Serpell, James, 1952-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York, NY, USA : B. Blackwell, 1986.
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505 0 |a pt. 1. A paradox. Of pigs and pets -- pt. 2. The case against pets. Substitutes for people -- Instruments of follie -- Pets in tribal socieities -- A cuckoo in the next -- pt. 3. An alternative view. Pets as panacea -- Health and friendship -- Four-legged friends -- pt. 4. Exploitation and sympathy: a conflict of interests. They myth of human supremacy -- Killer with a conscience -- Licensed to kill -- The fall from grace. 
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650 0 |a Pet owners  |x History. 
650 0 |a Human-animal relationships  |x History. 
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