Today (1st July), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Zoobiquity: What animals can teach us about being human by Barbara Natterson Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers – review’.
‘… We all know that, biologically speaking, Homo sapiens is just another animal. Yet we seem to have been remarkably slow in coming to terms with the implications of this truth. One example of this is summed up in the joke that a doctor is just a vet who can treat only one species. This is actually quite a recent development, as cardiologist Barbara Natterson Horowitz points out in one of the many fascinating asides that light up Zoobiquity, written with the journalist Kathryn Bowers. Before Darwin decisively quashed the myth of an essential difference, “a century or two ago, in many communities, animals and humans were cared for by the same practitioner”.
Read the item in full and add your comment online at www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jul/01/zoobiquity-natterson-horowitz-bowers-review