The predominant approach of protecting or restoring floral and faunal life after harming, displacing, or destroying them in service of human interests does not hold much promise for nature on Earth in the age of the Anthropocene.
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.