I’ve really enjoyed this month and the huge variety of topics and could easily continue but I want to move on to humans and plants. Before I do, here are some of the resources I’ve used this month.
The more dedicated of you might notice I’ve barely looked at birds and sea animals. I’m planning on covering them separately later in the project so fear not, they have not been neglected!
As well as the specific research I did this month, all the knowledge I gained from doing my animal spirit card series really helped.
- Centre for Humans and Nature
- Animal Legal and Historical Centre
- Stories we Live By, free ecolinguistics course
- British Library – Animal Tales
- Biodiversity Library – History of Cats
- How Superstitions and Myths Affect Animal Conservation
- The criminal prosecution and capital punishment of animals by E P Evans
- Open Graves, Open Minds
- Wolf crossing
- Being a beast
- a brief history of monsters
- House Guests, House Pests by Richard Jones
- Tarka the Otter, Henry Williamson
- Why Look at Animals? John Berger
As well as the following YouTube links, I’ve been watching Natural Curiosities with David Attenborough, Gods and Monsters with Tony Robinson and a selection of animal-ish films such as Legend of the Guardians – The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Splice, Catwoman and Hotel Transylvania. All in the name of research of course!
- Winchester Hunting Symposium
- Cats in Context Symposium
- Hen Harriers, Driven Grouse Shooting (and Peregrines).
- Canned Hunting, SBS Dateline
- The Dark Side of Britain’s Insta Puppy Trade
- An Inside Look at the Exotic Animal Trade: Profiles by VICE
- Archae-Facts: Animals on Trial!
- Exotic Animal Smuggling is a Problem in Africa & the Middle East
You’ll also find more links on my Pinterest page.