By Roger M. Knutson

Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of individuals whose merely chance to monitor natural world comes after it's been run over and pressed right into a patty by way of huge rigs, then desiccated via the weather till even flies don't realize it? this can be the sector advisor for you! FLATTENED FAUNA fills a huge hole in our traditional historical past wisdom and fosters a heightened appreciate for the ecology of the paved environment.Reviews'Knutson. . . could simply be to roadkill what Brett Favre is to soccer flinging.''Milwaukee magazine SentinelFrom the exchange Paperback edition.

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She woke up choking on smoke, ran out of the room, and fell down stone steps trying to escape the burning house. The fall killed her. It was the third unexpected death in the house within a short period of time. ” Enter the roosters. The family secured a Hindu priest for the cleansing ceremony. Ornate decorations festooned the house. Elaborate spreads of enticing food were prepared. Musicians were hired. Herbert was invited to watch as the priest recited words designed to rid the house of what plagued it.

Louisiana politicians play well with words. When Louisiana joined the rest of the states and outlawed cockfighting in 2007, Opelousas representative (now state senator) Elbert Lee Guillory refused to join his fellow legislators. He voted against the law and made an intriguing argument for his decision. “The cockfighting industry in St. Landry County is a $12 million industry, in a place where there are very few industries and it’s very difficult for people to make a living,” Guillory said at the time.

Our amiable conversation enters the world of moral relativism. “You bet I am,” he says about the ubiquitous urban pest. “Absolutely. Do I think about cockroach rights when I do that? No,” he answers his own question in a quiet voice. “There is a scale. You’re not going to stomp on a chimpanzee that wanders into your kitchen. ” He can rationalize stomping the cockroach because as human beings we’ve put ourselves at the top of the scala naturae and cockroaches figure down near the bottom. “I’m not saying we should stomp ’em,” he quickly adds.

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