Fighting Nature: Travelling Menageries, Animal Acts and War Shows (Animal Publics) by Peta Tait
English | Aug. 10, 2016 | ISBN: 1743324308 | 305 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
Throughout the 19th century animals were integrated into staged scenarios of confrontation, ranging from lion acts in small cages to large-scale re-enactments of war. Initially presenting a handful of exotic animals, travelling menageries grew to contain multiple species in their thousands. These 19th-century menageries entrenched beliefs about the human right to exploit nature through war-like practices against other animal species.