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Title Companions in conflict : animals in occupied Palestine / Penny Johnson.
Author Johnson, Penny (Researcher), author.
Publication Brooklyn : Melville House Publishing, [2019]
Description xviii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call # 590.9569 J
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-224) and index.
Contents Introduction : common lives -- Take my camel : the vanishing camels of Jerusalem and Jaffa -- Mammals behaving badly : hyenas, humans, and tales of fear and loathing -- Flocks by day : goats, sheep, and shepherds under threat -- I wish i was a donkey...or do i?? -- Where are we going, rivka? : cows in an occupied economy -- A conspiracy of wild boars -- The howl of the jackal -- Still wild : gazelles, ibexes, and wolves -- Conclusion : the worst zoo in the world: lives in common?
Summary In August of 2016 Israeli police officers arrested a Palestinian donkey in the Jordan Valley for not carrying the correct paperwork. It's an image as sad (and strangely common) as it is symbolic: no creature great or small is free from the absurdities of Israel's occupation of Palestine. Companions in Conflict is a surprising investigation into how deeply intertwined the fates of the region's human and animal populations really are. In it, we encounter a herd of eighteen "illegal" Palestinian cows hunted down by Israeli soldiers as a security threat. We meet some of the region's last remaining donkeys who, along with their owners, have been swept up in a massive economic shift. We learn the tragic case of the now-taxidermied inhabitants of "the worst zoo in the world," who were frightened to death by Israeli explosive devices, or left to starve during draconian curfews. Through the stories of these animals, and many others like them, the book asks: what do their lives tell us about the histories and futures of Palestinians and Israelis? And how can the pursuit of environmental justice lead the way to establishing human rights?
Subject Animals -- West Bank.
Animals -- Gaza Strip.
Animal welfare -- West Bank.
Animal welfare -- Gaza Strip.
Human-animal relationships -- West Bank.
Human-animal relationships -- Gaza Strip.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Related To Online version: Johnson, Penny (Researcher). Companions in conflict Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Publishing, [2019] 9781612197449 (DLC) 2019006220
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