Ours is a world close to children. Scientists spend a lot of time studying what has become known as 'human-animal encounters' and the pet industry spends a lot of money supporting what it wants to call the 'human-animal bond.Yet that idea would have been ludicrous a century ago, when animals played a more utilitarian role throughout our lives. And as recently as the 1980s, as John Bradshaw writes in his latest book, "The Animals Between Us: How Pets Make Us Human," it was "deeply unfashionable" between academics.
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