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Rebecca Giggs

Rebecca Giggs writes about ecology and environmental imagination, animals, landscape, politics, and memory. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Australian Book Review and The Guardian, while her stories have been widely published and anthologised in collections including Best Australian Stories 2011 and The Best of the Lifted Brow (2013). Her first non-fiction book will be published by Scribe in 2015.

Rebecca Giggs reviews 'How Animals Grieve' by Barbara J. King

September 2013, no. 354 26 August 2013
In an age of YouTube piglets and puppies, when animals are images and those images are everywhere, the interior lives of animals have scant authority. The triumph of the animal welfare lobby has been to widen, in the public imagination, our definition of what types of bodies can suffer. But who can guess what goes on inside animals’ heads? Only poets are petitioned on that subject. Meanwhile, an ... (read more)