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Author: 
Jessica Pierce
Reviewer: 
Sara Kaufman

Kaufman on Pierce, 'Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets'


Jessica Pierce. Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. 256 pp. $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-20989-0.

Reviewed by Sara Kaufman (Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine)
Published on H-Animal (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Zoei Sutton

CFP - Edited Collection - Equine Breeds

In 1565 Thomas Blundeville mused that since ‘it is naturally given to every beast for the moste parte to engender hys lyke, as well as conditions as in shape of body, it is very requisite therefore for him that would have a good race, to be very circumspect in choosing the first stallions and mares from whom he would have his race decend, to the intent he may reape thereof both pleasure and profit, and not bestow his cost and labour in vain.’[1] According to Blundeville, breeders and horses both wish to perpetuate a lineage,

Author: 
Diana L. Ahmad
Reviewer: 
Jane Flynn

Flynn on Ahmad, 'Success Depends on the Animals: Emigrants, Livestock, and Wild Animals on the Overland Trails, 1840–1869'


Diana L. Ahmad. Success Depends on the Animals: Emigrants, Livestock, and Wild Animals on the Overland Trails, 1840–1869. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2016. 144 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87417-997-2.

Reviewed by Jane Flynn (University of Derby)
Published on H-Animal (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Zoei Sutton

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