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Trash AnimalsHow We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species$
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Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680542

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.001.0001

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See Gull

See Gull

Cultural Blind Spots and the Disappearance of the Ring-Billed Gull in Toronto

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Trash Animals

Gavan P. L. Watson

University of Minnesota Press

Toronto resident Gavan Watson discusses the natural history of the ubiquitous ring-billed gull in his city. Most Torontoans only call these inland gulls “sea-gulls,” “shit hawks,” or nuisances. Watson argues that because most people do not “see these birds, they forget human trash is largely responsible for the species’ success.

Keywords:   animals, trash, invasive species, wildlife management, animal ethics, urban wildlife

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