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‘We too are food’: confronting our animal nature | Letter

Peter Reason on what we can learn from animal attacks on people

I was disappointed on reading Ammar Kalia’s piece (‘I saw a big set of white teeth coming towards me’: the people who survived terrifying wild animal attacks, 4 January) to see no deeper reflection on what we might learn from these experiences.

This could have been aided by reference to the Australian philosopher Val Plumwood’s reflections on surviving a crocodile attack, The Eye of the Crocodile. After being rolled three times she was released from its jaws and, with appalling injuries, managed to escape.

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