We think of humans as moral creatures, subject to justified limits.  Both humans and animals kill, yet it is only human killing that partakes of sadistic pleasures that go beyond the boundaries of instinct and the boundaries of survival.  This series was conceived of as a companion and contrast to the Footnotes of History, which documents aspects of human cruelty.  

 

 

“The time has come,” the Walrus said

 

 

 

 

 

George Promised to Be Good but It Is Easy for Little Monkeys to Forget

 

 

 

 

 

A Buffalo Does Not Feel the Weight of His Own Horns

 

 

 

 

 

You Do Not Teach the Paths of the Forest to an Old Gorilla

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not speak of a rhinoceros if there is no tree nearby    

 

 

 

 

 

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

 

 

 

 

 

The Unimaginable Loneliness of the Bullfighter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Hook’s Nightmare

 

 

 

 

The Lion's Share

 

 

 

 

 

The Champawat Man-eater Claims her 436th victim 1907   

 

 

 

 

 

Bear Hug