Center for PostNatural History

May 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Opening

Fish Farming

May 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : AquAdvantage® Salmon
Species : Transgenic (Salmonidae mutants)
Origin : AquaBounty Biotechnologies
Current habitat : Labs and lobbies (soon to be plates)
Diet : STS model (food, farms, distribution networks and also laws, imaginaries, traditions, etc.)

“The perception of environmental and social risks from genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) has made it one of the most controversial emerging technologies today. Unlike their conventional analogs, there is greater regulatory attention to the social and environmental dimensions of GEOs. Unquestionably, social mobilization, scientific uncertainty, and consumer resistance all considerably shape the trajectory of this technology. The types of commodities that are adopted by farmers and the form in which they reach consumers are profoundly shaped by politics – industry, activist, government agency, and consumer. Likewise, the politics of GEOs is shaped by the kinds of commodities brought in the research pipeline and the places where they are introduced. Activists more readily target some commodities than others, while some commodities have broader support for adoption.
(Cf. Dustin Mulvaney Thesis)”

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Pi

May 4th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

“Just beyond the ticket booth Father had painted on a wall in bright red letters the question: DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL IN THE ZOO? An arrow pointed to a small curtain. There were so many eager, curious hands that pulled at the curtain that we had to replace it regularly. Behind it was a mirror. (1.8.4)”


Are wild animals happier?

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May 3rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : Zebrafish
Species : Danio rerio
Origin : Engineered mutations
Current habitat : Test tubes and aquariums
Diet : Fast and furious

 

ExplO Living Things

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Flesh

April 26th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : Game Park Safari
Species : (Used to be) Wild Animal Petting Park
Origin : Mary and Bob Tenney
Current habitat : Oregon Pacific coast
Diet : Sales (tickets and Felidae)

” While hand-raising and presenting the wild has been our specialty, visitors can expect to see an extensive array of majestic adult lions, tigers, snow leopards, bears, chimps, black panthers, cougars, lynx, bision, camels, zebras, elk to name a few. Visitors of all ages are amazed, entertained and astonished by the original and innovative way of meeting, mingling, petting and seeing wildlife, offering an unsurpassed adventure in meeting the wild and a one-of-a-kind, lasting, exciting memory in getting to know the wild.”

Animal Agency LTD.

April 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Cinemazoo

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April 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Animal Control

Elderly Animals

April 18th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Work of Isa Leshko

Tycoon

April 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : The Hearst Garden of Comparative Zoology
Species : Private zoo
Origin : Delusion of grandeur
Current habitat : Californian wild coast
Diet : Memories

“William Randolph Hearst created the largest private zoo in the world on his ranch at San Simeon. Traveling the winding ranch road to Hearst Castle guests passed through fenced fields populated with many species of exotic wild animals freely roaming over the hillsides as though they were native to this land. It was an amazing sight. The ever-changing collection of animals was established in 1923 when American bison, Rocky Mountain elk, and European white fallow deer were acquired.”

Queen of Animals

April 9th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : Wildlife Waystation
Species : Sanctuary
Origin : Hollywood ShowBeastness leftovers
Current habitat : Angeles National Forest
Diet : Donations

Source

“Founded in 1976 by wildlife lover and expert Martine Colette, the Wildlife WayStation is a national non-profit, holding rehabilitation, medical and problem solving refuge for native, wild and exotic animals. Located in the Angeles National Forest, north of the San Fernando Valley, the Wildlife WayStation is a safe haven for both native and exotic wildlife and is dedicated to their rescue, rehabilitation and relocation. These animals come from all over the world and from many different situations. The WayStation’s long-standing commitment is to accept any animal, no matter what the problem, free of charge and with no reservations. In short, no wild or exotic animal in need is ever turned away. Since its inception, the Wildlife WayStation has provided shelter and care to over 75,000 animals.”

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