Catherine Doyle

India is the perfect anthrozoological study, with human and other-than-human animals living intertwined in a rich, complex environment. Other-than-human animals are ever present: the city suburbs, villages, and rural areas are teeming with dogs, cows, chickens, and goats who share the streets with vendors, shoppers, and commuters. In the more remote areas, there is an often uneasy co-existence between wildlife such as tigers and elephants and humans. Though it is a testament to the Indian people--often the poorest—that they work to mitigate human-wildlife conflict to protect them and these endangered species that are such an integral part of their culture.

 

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