DawnWatch: Captive wild animals in two Sunday NY Times book reviews 6/5/06

Monday, June 5th, 2006

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Subject: DawnWatch: Captive wild animals in two Sunday NY Times book reviews 6/5/06

The Sunday, June 4, New York Times Book Review has two reviews of interest to animal advocates. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, well-known for “The Hidden Life of Dogs,” reviews “Kicked, Bitten and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World’s Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers” by Amy Sutherland.

The book is about the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program (EATM) at Moorpark College in Ventura County, Calif. We read, “EATM produces specialists who train animals for television and film and hold jobs at aquariums and zoos. Thousands of young people, especially women (who make up an overwhelming majority of students at EATM), long for such careers and wonder how to achieve them. Some will be applying to Moorpark before they finish Sutherland’s last chapter.”

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