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We tend to overlook how changes we bring to environments affect us in turn. As Christine Kreuder Johnson from the Epicenter for Disease Dynamics notes, «spillover of viruses from animals is a direct result of our actions involving wildlife and their habitat. The consequence is they’re sharing their viruses with us.»[3] ln the late 1960s zoologist Desmond Morris wrote The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo, comparing human and animal behavior. For Morris, The zoo animal in a cage exhibits all these abnormalities that we know so well from our human companions. Cleary, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. The comparison we must make is not between the city-dweller and the wild animal, but between the city-dweller and the captive animal.[4]
We tend to overlook how changes we bring to environments affect us in turn. As Christine Kreuder Johnson from the Epicenter for Disease Dynamics notes, «spillover of viruses from animals is a direct result of our actions involving wildlife and their habitat. The consequence is they’re sharing their viruses with us.»[3] ln the late 1960s zoologist Desmond Morris wrote The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo, comparing human and animal behavior. For Morris, The zoo animal in a cage exhibits all these abnormalities that we know so well from our human companions. Cleary, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. The comparison we must make is not between the city-dweller and the wild animal, but between the city-dweller and the captive animal.[4]
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