Sunday, August 22, 2010

Something beautiful out of something terrible

Given the tongue-in-cheek name of this website, (the two) readers here understand it has nothing to do with any "savagely cruel or depraved behavior," a.k.a. bestiality. "Petophile" (pet [domesticated animal] + phile [having an affinity for])—which is a made up word, but is more of a word than "refudiate" ... wait, does that make me Shakespeare?—is closer to the New Oxford American Dictionary's first definiton of "zoophile": "a person who loves animals; an opponent of cruelty to animals." Hell yeah!

But the second definition, "a person who is sexually attracted to animals" (hells no!) is what the film Zoo is about. It's an exquisitely filmed documentary and retelling about a the true and unfathomable story about men who have absolutely unbelievably shocking relations with horses, and the death of one of these men. Despite the disturbing content, it's an education that's presented beautifully.

If you are interested in seeing it, it's best to rent, so as not to lose the quality of the picture. But it has been posted it in several parts on YouTube here, if you choose to go that route.

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