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Why Look at Animals? by John Berger
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A selection of essays by John Berger, the most famous of which is "Why Look at Animals".

The following passage is very revealing.

"Public zoos came into existence at the beginning of the period which was to see the disappearance of animals from daily life. The zoo to which people go to meet animals, to observe them, to see them, is, in fact, a monument to the impossibility of such encounters."

Animals in zoos constitute a living monument to their disappearance from people's lives. The marginalisation of animals is now being followed by the marginalisation of the social classes who used to be most familiar with animals.
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Reading Progress

October 30, 2020 – Started Reading
October 30, 2020 – Shelved
November 3, 2020 –
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November 11, 2020 –
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November 17, 2020 –
page 60
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November 23, 2020 –
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74.11%
November 28, 2020 – Finished Reading

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