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Title Beastly London : a history of animals in the city / Hannah Velten.
Imprint London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
©2013

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Description 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Human-animal relationships -- England -- London -- History.
Animals -- England -- London -- History.
England -- London.
Genre History.
Contents Livestock : Londoners' nuisance neighbours -- Working animals : straining every muscle -- Sporting animals : natural instincts exploited -- Animals as entertainers : performance, peculiarity and pressure -- Exotic animals : the allure of the foreign and the wild -- Pampered pets and sad strays -- London wildlife : the persecuted and the celebrated -- Final thoughts : an apology and a pardon.
Summary Horse-drawn cabs rattling down muddy roads, cattle herded through the streets to the Smithfield meat market for slaughter, roosters crowing at the break of dawn--London was once filled with a cacophony of animal noises (and smells). But over the last thirty years, the city seems to have banished animals from its streets. In Beastly London, Hannah Velten uses a wide range of primary sources to explore the complex and changing relationship between Londoners of all classes and their animal neighbors. Velten travels back in history to describe a time when Londoners shared their homes with pets and livestock--along with a variety of other pests, vermin, and bedbugs; Londoners imported beasts from all corners of the globe for display in their homes, zoos, and parks; and ponies flying in hot air balloons and dancing fleas were considered entertainment. As she shows, London transformed from a city with a mainly exploitative relationship with animals to the birthplace of animal welfare societies and animal rights' campaigns. Packed with over one hundred illustrations, Beastly London is a revealing look at how animals have been central to the city's success.
Horse-drawn cabs rattling down muddy roads, cattle herded through the streets to the Smithfield meat market for slaughter, roosters crowing at the break of dawn-London was once filled with a cacophony of animal noises (and smells). But over the last thirty years, the city seems to have banished animals from its streets. In Beastly London, Hannah Velten uses a wide range of primary sources to explore the complex and changing relationship between Londoners of all classes and their animal neighbors. Velten travels back in history to describe a time when Londoners shared th.
Other Title Print version: Velten, Hannah. Beastly London. London : Reaktion Books, 2013 9781780231679