5_Equal_species2011

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Are all species equal? Humans and cougars in southern California • Mountain lion = cougar, puma, panther ( Puma concolor ) – “ Typical” attack: weak/threatened animal – Fike incident (1995): “Simply weird” – Growing incidents of human-cougar conflicts http://www.hickerphoto.com/data/media/40/cougar_pictures_sc63.jpg • Advocates of cougar hunting • Defenders of cougars • What happens when multiple species come into conflict? How humans perceive (certain) other species? And how we perceive (certain) humans? Hunting (non-human) predators in the U.S. West • Contextualizing recent human-cougar “encounters” – Euro-American settlement – 50 – 95% decline http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/virtual/bison/images/history/catlin_feat.jpg http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/events/bancroftiana/122/images/donors1.jpg http://www.texasbison.org/bisonpix/bones.jpg Why? • Defense of (certain) lives and livelihoods • Growing human population • Subsistence, trade, industrial capitalism • Industrialization • Hunting • Fashion http://www.historicphotography.com/WOMEN%20HATS%20BIRD%20copy.jpg •...
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