Issue II/2021 - The hunters and the hunted

The hunters and the hunted (Issue II/2021)




Editorial

“Are we above them or are we like them?”

by Jenny Friedrich-Freksa

Our editor-in-chief takes a look at the current issue.

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What's different elsewhere

Short-lived art

by Francisco Méndez

About a special Easter tradition in Antigua.

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How I became me

In a strong voice

By Auma Obama

Auma Obama is a German scholar, sociologist, author - and Barack Obama's sister. She doesn't like to discuss her famous brother, preferring to talk about her life and her work between Germany and Kenya.

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Topic: Humans and Animals

“Humans think that animals are slaves to their emotions”

In conversation with Frans de Waal

Behavioural scientist Frans de Waal talks about emotional animals and how we humans have become alienated from nature. A conversation.

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Meat on legs

By Corine Pelluchon

The mass production of animals inoculates us to their suffering. Our insensitivity is coming back to haunt us.

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Topic: Humans and animals

“We are bringing species too close to one another”

In conversation with Donal Bisanzio

Zoonotic diseases are pathogens transmitted between humans and animals. How can they be kept under control? A conversation with the epidemiologist Donal Bisanzio.

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Moving towards spring

By Francesca Buoninconti

Whales, turtles, migratory birds: many animals migrate around the world every year but their ancient routes are increasingly at risk.

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The hunters and the hunted

Not without my sheep

By Ajsalkyn Jessenbajewa, Asel Shabdanova

Every summer is spent with her animals in the mountains: The life of a shepherdess in Kyrgyzstan.

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On deer mountain

By Luis Montesinos Césped

How do you study an almost unknown species of deer? And how can it be protected? A park ranger from Chile reports.

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Topic: Humans and animals

“Uganda produces 2.4 billion litres of of milk a year”

In conversation with Paul Ssuna

The vet Paul Ssuna explains why booming agriculture in his homeland has encouraged factory farming and how it impacts animal welfare. A conversation.

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“I talk to them like with a baby”

In conversation with T.C. Boyle

The writer T.C. Boyle explains why he writes about animals and how he communicates with them. An interview.

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Sweet pandas and rats with wings

By Jane C. Desmond

How our culture colours our relationship to animals.

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World report

Far from the front

By Noémi Kiss

For years the remote villages in the Caucasus have served as recruiting grounds for militias fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. Notes from a journey through the Azerbaijani hinterlands.

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The document

The empty lunch box

By Susanna Krüger

For many children, school provides not just education but a healthy meal. The United Nations report “State of School Feeding Worldwide 2020” reveals how the pandemic has hit those who have the least the hardest.

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