WITH THE OTHER ANIMALS


Being human is to be an animal, and yet we see ourselves differently to the other animals. We live in an age categorised by the moralistic and environmental consequences of our influences on these other animals. There is a tendency to want to anthropomorphise "status" animals to make them appear more like us as pets, given extrinsic value as livestock, seen negatively as vermin, patronised in zoos or become something collectable.

 

 

This creature,

with its scavenging tendencies, 

is considered a pest by the majority of humans.

 

 

A boundary of protection

is offered to this toad

who lives in a Natural Park.

 

 

Livestock

is considered a resource.

 

 

Animals are patronised

in their visible and invisible cages.

 

 

Often domesticated animals

are infantilised. 

 

 

We are controlling the narrative, 

as we put their past lives on display.

 

 

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