Human and Animal Interactions Essays

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The continuous shaping of America’s overall social, economical, and political systems correlates with how humans and animals interact. Helen Horowitz, Andrew Isenberg, Bonnie Clause, and Etienne Benson are some of the historians that have connected the treatment, view, and placement of animals in the American society throughout the developing of the country. These historians showcased animals that were used for things such as medical research, the displaying of wealth, as well as monetary gain. Although each of them focused on different animals, points in time, and issues; they all we similar by the way they valued and related human and animal interactions to how America’s history formed. …show more content…
“This piece meal and commercialized salvation…ideology based on nostalgia and recreation, and to perception of western ranchers that a profit could be made from the few remaining bison.” (Pg 192) The land owners surrounding the national park would rent out their homes to the wealthy people, because the bison would often roam off the preservation land and onto their property allowing for the people renting to shoot and kill the bison stuffing their bodies, and making their heads mantels like a trophy that symbolizes the conquering of the Indians and the rest of the Americas’. In many ways the bison was used like the animals in the zoo, which was to satisfy human curiosity and egos. Isenberg and Horowitz was parallel with the connections that the made with the hunger to acquire money by abusing animals. Andrew Clause in “The Wistar Rat as the Right Choice.” exhibited the rat as a product similar to, how the bison and zoo animals were used for entertainment and money, but the rat was used for medical research to benefit and understand human life. The rat was often regarded as a useless thing to man until we gave it a life purpose, “Putting these animals

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