This book was super cool! I liked it best of all the textbook style readings we have had this semester. The delivery was very accessible and I learned a lot — not only about animals and history but also about geography and its applications.
As we discussed in class, I found the chapters that covered the peculiarity of pet-keeping to be perhaps most intriguing. The language used to describe the ways in which we have manipulated dogs through breeding programs was very powerful and made me stop to question many of my shallow notions on things. And honestly, I don’t know, I’m starting to feel like we should be eating dogs?