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Living Matters: The Politics and Poetics of Neglected Life Forms
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
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.’ According to Blundeville, breeders and horses both wish to perpetuate a lineage,