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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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Managing Apocalypse

Managing Apocalypse

A Cultural History of the Mormon Cricket

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(p.86) 4 Managing Apocalypse
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Trash Animals
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Christina Robertson

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.003.0005

In her essay, Christine Roberts discusses the history of Mormon crickets, otherwise known as locusts, on the landscape and as symbols in literature. The crickets are often “managed” with toxic chemicals and Robertson questions if by introducing more poisons into the environment we aren’t bringing the apocalypse upon ourselves.

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

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