Wild Ones: Humans and Animals

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Wild Bird Fund patients are starting to crowd out Animal General The Wild Bird Fund patients are starting to crowd out Animal General (WNYC)

Jon Mooallem, science writer, discusses the state of conservation efforts, and our complicated relationship with the wild world.  He is the author of the new book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America (Penguin, 2013).

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Jon Mooallem

Comments [6]

Jun. 23 2013 01:45 AM
maggie from morristown

Can your guest please comment on the military style attacks on African wildlife, for the Chinese market.
My understanding is that it has become close to impossible to protect elephants, rhinos, etc against these highly organized, helicopter & assult weapon attacks.
Meanwhile these animals are nearing extinction. What can be done?

Jun. 21 2013 11:38 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

There are four(4) types of things on this planet: animals, plants, fungi, minerals. We humans fall into the animal category. I simply do not understand why we treat other animals differently considering that we share that animus with them.

This past week, there were two stories on Yahoo! about how other animals (one a fox and the other a duck) communicated their difficulties to humans and the humans were then able to assist them. These are examples of the way this planet should run. In addition, we humans should be able to communicate our difficulties to one another and get help.

Jun. 21 2013 11:37 AM

Marketers use animals on products as a way to not imply gender or ethnicity. Thereby appealing to a broader market.

Jun. 21 2013 11:35 AM
carolita from NYC

I'm getting used to smelling the skunks wandering around our neighborhood up in Inwood. However, they're getting a little numerous, and a few people have gotten sprayed while walking dogs. Once we saw about twenty skunks in a clearing in the park. The groundhogs have also multiplied, we see three or four of them at a time in the daytime in the parks now almost every day. I think they've gotten so used to humans that they just feel free to graze all afternoon. I think it's the cat ladies, inadvertently feeding the skunks and groundhogs with all the cat food they leave all over the place that are the cause of this proliferation. There were many less skunks and groundhogs four years ago. At least it's not rats, I guess.

Jun. 21 2013 10:44 AM
Peg from Wilds of the Southern Tier

What effect does the Mexican/US border security efforts have on wildlife migration?

Jun. 21 2013 09:37 AM

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