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By Leslie Irvine

When failures strike, everyone is now not the single sufferers. storm Katrina raised public recognition approximately how failures impact canine, cats, and different animals thought of individuals of the human kin. during this brief yet robust ebook, famous sociologist Leslie Irvine is going past Katrina to envision how mess ups like oil spills, fires, and different calamities impact numerous animal populations—on manufacturing unit farms, in learn amenities, and within the wild.


Filling the Ark argues that people reason many of the hazards confronted by way of animals and urges for higher judgements concerning the therapy of animals in failures. in addition, it makes a vast charm for the moral necessity of higher making plans to maintain animals out of jeopardy. Irvine not just deals coverage innovations and useful recommendation for evacuating animals, she additionally makes a powerful case for rethinking our use of animals, suggesting how you can create safer conditions.


The hopeful message of Filling the Ark is that after we notice how we make animals liable to failures we will start to query and alter the practices that positioned them at risk.  This e-book will make an important contribution to the sector of animals and society and to the literature on animal welfare.

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48 / Chapter 2 In an exemplary illustration of the ambivalence with which we regard animals, the farmer explained that he was an “animal lover” and did not want the birds to suffer. As Walker recalls, he could not see how the birds suffered under their normal treatment as broiler hens. In another instance, Walker describes the farm workers’ efforts to spare a few birds despite burying thousands. The shells of four sheds remained standing, with carcasses everywhere. In one shed, she recalled, the floor was a foot and a half thick with carcasses.

These dogs could not be kenneled with the general population and required skilled handlers. The tremendous number of dogs led many volunteers, myself included, to wonder why there were so few cats. During the time we spent at Lamar-Dixon, there were only about fifty cats there. We hoped that because cats are more portable than most dogs, more guardians had taken their cats with them. But, we also knew that the free-roaming cats had no guardians to claim them and that many traumatized cats were simply hiding and avoiding rescuers.

9/13/05) Companion Animals / 29 The Humane Society of the United States had leased five large barns for sheltering rescued animals. The barns had roofs but open sides, with five aisles of twenty stalls each. The ten-foot-by-ten-foot stalls had three walls and floors covered with wood shavings. When my team arrived on September 13, three of the five barns were full of dogs. They were all in crates, mostly of the plastic airline-type. The fourth barn housed horses, cared for by students and faculty from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine’s large animal program.

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