By Alan Green, The Center for Public Integrity
An enormous and formerly undisclosed underground economic climate exists within the usa. the goods got and bought: animals. In Animal Underworld, veteran investigative journalist Alan eco-friendly exposes the sleazy, occasionally unlawful net of these who alternate in infrequent and unique creatures. eco-friendly and the heart for Public Integrity exhibit which American zoos and leisure parks sell off their "surplus" animals at the middlemen adept at secretly redirecting them into the non-public puppy alternate. We're taken to exotic-animal auctions, the place the nameless excessive bidders are frequently infamous buyers, hunting-ranch vendors, and profit-minded charlatans masquerading as conservationists. We stopover at the various nation's such a lot prestigious universities and learn laboratories, whose diseased monkeys are "laundered" via this comparable community of breeders and buyers till they eventually achieve the houses of unsuspecting puppy proprietors. And we meet the boys and ladies who make their dwelling via skirting via loopholes within the legislations, or by way of ignoring the legislations altogether. For someone who cares approximately animals; for puppy vendors, zoo-goers, natural world conservationists, and animal welfare advocates, Animal Underworld is gripping, surprising studying.
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Some people say that a horse ought not to drink all he likes; but I know if we are allowed to drink when we want it we drink only a little at a time, and it does us a great deal more good than swallowing down half a bucketful at a time because we have been left without till we are thirsty and miserable. Some grooms will go home to their beer and leave us for hours with our dry hay and oats and nothing to moisten them; then of course we gulp down too much at once, which helps to spoil our breathing and sometimes chills our stomachs.
When we horses had worked half the day we went to our dry stables, and could rest; while they had to sit on their boxes, sometimes staying out as late as one or two o'clock in the morning, if they had a party to wait for. When the streets were slippery with frost or snow, that was the worst of all for us horses; one mile of such traveling with a weight to draw, and no firm footing, would take more out of us than four on a good road; every nerve and muscle of our bodies is on the strain to keep our balance; and, added to this, the fear of falling is more exhausting than anything else.
The beautifully arched and glossy neck was now straight, and lank, and fallen in; the clean, straight legs and delicate fetlocks were swelled; the joints were grown out of shape with hard work; the face, that was once so full of spirit and life, was now full of suffering, and I could tell by the heaving of her sides, and her frequent cough, how bad her breath was. ¸ Our drivers were standing together a little way off, so I sidled up to her a step or two, that we might have a little quiet talk. It was a sad tale that she had to tell.