Requiem for an American mink

Wood, B. (2018) Requiem for an American mink. Zoomorphic Magazine, 10, 1 Oct.

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Synopsis: my one, and currently only, encounter with an American mink on my driveway had a profound effect on my attitude to the species. To me as an ecologist they were an alien species causing devastation in an ecosystem that wasn’t designed for them. However, when I was able to examine its lifeless body, I realised what a remarkable animal it was and briefly understood the historic demand for its fur. I also came to acknowledge that sometimes we have to correct our mistakes and this may be in the form of culling one species to save others.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wood, Dr Bethan
Authors: Wood, B.
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Zoomorphic Magazine

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