Donkey (Animal) by Jill Bough

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By Jill Bough

Even though donkeys have traditionally been between our most precious domesticated animals—from plowing fields to navigating tough terrain—they were a lot maligned in pop culture and given little or no admire. rather a lot so, that their perceived features of stupidity and stubbornness have made their method into the language of insult. yet in Donkey, Jill Bough champions this humble creature, proving that once 10,000 years of domestication, this enormously hard-working animal merits our appreciation.

Bough unearths the animal's ancient importance in old Egypt, the place it used to be hugely regarded—even worshipped. in spite of the fact that, this increased prestige didn't suffer in historic Greece and Rome, the place donkeys have been denigrated, ridiculed, and abused. seeing that that point, donkeys have persevered to be linked to the poorest and such a lot marginalized in human societies. All that point and around the globe, donkeys stay used for innumerable projects, or even at the present time, donkeys are thought of to be the best draught animals in constructing countries, the place they proceed to make an important contribution. Bough rounds out her account with a glance on the number of social, cultural, and spiritual meanings that donkeys have embodied, specifically in literature and art.

With money owed which are either interesting and touching, this cultural heritage of the donkey will encourage a brand new appreciate and admiration for this crucial creature.

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