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Review of Sister Species: Women, Animals And Social Justice edited by Lisa Kemmerer
Gender And Education (2012)
  • Cleti Cervoni, Salem State University
Abstract
Early in my career, I worked for a conservation organisation. One of the departments I supervised was a helpline for people to call if they had concerns or questions about birds as well as other non-human animals. As I listened to callers tell stories of their relationships with non-human animals and their concern for them I came to realise that individual animals matter and that the relationships we develop with just one animal can influence how we view all animals human and non-human. Unfortunately, I also learned that the conservation organisation I worked for did not value individual animals but rather species, and the helpline was soon disbanded. I was reminded of this incident and my own personal story of advocacy and animals as I read the inspirational anthology, Sister Species.
Publication Date
May 25, 2012
DOI
10.1080/09540253.2012.687605
Citation Information
Cleti Cervoni. "Review of Sister Species: Women, Animals And Social Justice edited by Lisa Kemmerer" Gender And Education Vol. 24 Iss. 4 (2012) p. 461 - 462
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cleti-cervoni/2/