Encounters With Animals

by Gerald Durrell | Pets & Animals |
ISBN: 0140018905 Global Overview for this book
Registered by biba89 of Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on 8/7/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, August 07, 2007
To be read.

Journal Entry 2 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, September 20, 2007
This question has been puzzling me for a long time. Gerald Durrell is famous as a naturalist, as a fierce protector of animals.He built a sanctuary in the Channel Islands, the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust.
I read many of his books about his childhood, spent in Corfu. As a child he has collected animals, hunted them, robbed their nests for their young and paid hunters in order to obtain them. He locks them up in a cage and studies their behaviour. If they are lucky they are freed, for instance if they are too messy or too hard to take care of. I found this somewhat dubious behaviour, but children sometimes don't know any better. But now this book is about mr. Durrell's professional life, where he travels mostly Africa and South-America, to hunt and trap wild animals for zoos in England. So he still takes animals from their natural home, locks them up, drags them a continent away for them to spend the rest of their lives in cages. During the process many of them must have died, being wounded during trapping, from pure stress or through the hands of a callous captain - Gerald Durrell is the one who put the animals on his ship in the first place. He regularly calls them "prizes".
They are referred to as "charming" and I get the sensation that that's their only justification of life for him, their aptitude to serve as pets.
Never do I find the tiniest bit of remorse about his role in endagering species or making life miserable for individuals. He calls himself an animal lover. He must be extremely cruel or extremely stupid. This is the last time I have read any of his charming stories.


Met de post mee naar Chamonix44.

Journal Entry 4 by chamonix44 from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, December 03, 2007
I received this book by post from biba89. I will read it.

Journal Entry 5 by chamonix44 from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Great book. Loved it!

Amazon Editorial Review:
Entertaining accounts of the courtships, wars and characters of animals encountered in West Africa, South America, and elsewhere.

Journal Entry 6 by chamonix44 at Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, August 20, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (8/18/2009 UTC) at Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands


I am passing this book on to KJSkye because she wants to read it, and then she has someone else in mind to send it on to!
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Journal Entry 7 by KJSkye from Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thank you chamonix44 for giving me this book. I intend to read it, and then send it on to someone else.

Journal Entry 8 by KJSkye from Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, August 20, 2009
I read this book today. I loved it. Gerald Durrell was a very good writer!
I am planning on sending this on to someone else.

Journal Entry 9 by KJSkye at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, August 20, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (8/20/2009 UTC) at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands



I am sending this as a Summer Gift RABCK to elsje86
I chose this book for you because you said you like books about animals, and this book is about animals. It is written by a very famous author, Gerald Durrell. One of my mother's favourite authors.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Journal Entry 10 by elsje86 from Rhenen, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, September 04, 2009
I've received this book (along with another one from Gerald Durell) for the Bookcrossing Summer Gift Giving 2009, thanks so much KJSkye!

Journal Entry 11 by elsje86 at - 2e klas coupé in - In de trein, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (12/10/2011 UTC) at - 2e klas coupé in - In de trein, Utrecht Netherlands


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