The Relationship Between Food And State Essay

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After 1750, the relationship between food and state was innovative. As animals settled in London for closer distance to shops and consumers, many conflicts arose. A great concern of exchange of diseases between human and animals emerged. In Hardy’s scholarship, Pioneers in the Victorian province: veterinarians, public health and urban animal economy, it presented various factors of improving public health. With the presence of veterinarians, and meat inspectors, they seek to control the diseases threatening to attack the immune system, leaving humans vulnerable and sickly.
Animals were part of daily life in the cities. There were dairy cattle for milk, horses for transportation, pigs, dogs, rabbits, pigeons for protein, and cattle, poultry and sheep for slaughterhouses and to the market. London had all these animals because of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This acted as protection for the animals from violence which made some of them wander freely around without fear. Except for the animal proteins sold in the market, this act does not apply. Due to these daily routines with animals, suspicions of correlation of the health between humans, animals, and state went down the drain. Even with the devastating cattle plague in 1865-66, closed attention to diseases transferring from animals to humans did not happen until the end of the century. Diseases, such as glanders and rabies were transmitted by openings from an infected wound and abrasions on…

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