There is widespread acknowledgement that modern human lifestyles (from the time of settled agriculture) have adversely impacted the planet and the non-human creatures that inhabit it, compromising the capacity of the biosphere to support life as currently exists.
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This paper examines the socio-legal and everyday moral geographies of human cohabitation with free-living dogs in India to think through what is implicated in living with nonhuman difference on a planet where the social and the natural are inextricably entangled.
Dogs are just one element of a complex set of factors that result in bites and rabies. Therefore, these public health risks cannot be addressed by controlling dogs alone, but require a multipronged approach that must incorporate other elements.