Animosity – Human Animal Conflict in the 21st Century
The World’s Wildlife is in Crisis. Globally, animals are being traded, hunted, poached, consumed and exploited to the point of extinction. Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski is an award-winning environmental photojournalist who has travelled to the most inhospitable places on Earth to document human-animal conflict. The result is Animosity, an unsettling yet gripping look at the trades pushing wildlife to crisis point; from Cambodia’s dog-drowning dungeons and Indonesia’s wet markets, to West Africa’s voodoo markets and the global Wildlife Tourism industry. This stunningly evocative coffee-table book, replete with hundreds of emotive and powerful photographs, might be hard to look at but must be seen. The foreword has been written by one of the best-known environmental activists in the world, Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd conservation society and a co-founder of Greenpeace; while one of the world’s most famous Bollywood actresses, Amy Jackson, with two millions twitter followers, has also written a moving testimony for the book.