Pets are booming. Do you consider your pet part of the family? Does your cat have legal rights? Dr. Susan Ross will review Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, by David Grimm, at the May 6 Book Review Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the JV Brown Library.
Cats and dogs have evolved from wild animals to pets that have more rights and protections than any other animal in the country. Citizen Canine is well-written and researched, exploring both sides of a current trend as these pets approach “personhood.” Chapters focus on animal cruelty, military dogs, animal law attorneys, and abandoned pets during Hurricane Katrina. The book is aKirkus Review “Best Book of 2013.”
Author David Grimm is deputy editor at Science, the world’s leading journal of science news and scientific research. The author is an award winning journalist and the recipient of the 2010 Animal Reporting Award from the National Press Club. Grimm has written on numerous topics, but his favorite stories involve animal welfare. He lives in Baltimore with his family, plus two cats.
Reviewer Dr. Susan Ross is a professor in the department of sociology-anthropology at Lycoming College and winner of several teaching awards. She has co-authored the book Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq as well as numerous articles. Her first year seminar called People and Pups: An Introduction to Animals and Society uses Citizen Canine as one of the readings for the class.
The luncheon will start at noon in the Lowry Theatre of the Welch Family wing of the James V. Brown Library. Those who wish may purchase lunch at noon for $6. To reserve lunch, call Dana at the Library at 570-326-0536, ext. 114 or click here. Reservations for lunch must be made by 3:00PM the Wednesday before the review – May 4, 2016.
(Please note that you only need to register if you wish to reserve lunch.) You may bring your own lunch or simply attend the book review which will start at 12:30 p.m. Paid parking is available in the lot off Market Street, adjacent to the Welch Wing.
The next Book Review Luncheon will be the first Friday in October, 2016.
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