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2 (2009): 480–86. Tait, Peta. Wild and Dangerous Performances: Animals, Emotions, Circus. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Wolfe, Cary. 2 (2009): 564–75. ——. What Is Posthumanism? Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press, 2010. 2 The Scramble for Elephants: Exotic Animals and the Imperial Economy John Simons In 1987 Harriet Ritvo’s influential book The Animal Estate was the first major statement of the thesis that one can trace a relationship between the contours of Imperialism and the representation and status of exotic animals in nineteenth-century Britain.
An 1887 account of a visit to Cross’s shop suggests it was not unlike Jamrach’s. First there were vast numbers of birds stuffed into cages piled high along the walls, then came the lions, jaguars, panthers and bears and finally the elephants. Cross also furnishes an example of the ways in which the animal trade was integrated into the wider economics of Empire: he shipped mongooses a thousand at a time to the rat-plagued sugar plantations of the West Indies where they had nothing local that was so effective against vermin.