Animals Are Outside Today offers us the chance to contemplate our intersections with animals and consider the multi-layered impact humans have upon other living beings. Contradictions define our relationships with animals. We love and admire them; we are entertained and fascinated by them; we take our children to watch and learn about them. Animals are embedded within the core of human history—evident in our stories, rituals and symbols. At the same time, we eat, wear and cage them with seeming indifference, consuming them in countless ways. This book moves within these contradictions, always questioning if the notion of sacred will survive alongside our evolution.