Prozac, Zoloft and many other psycho-pharmaceuticals are being used on zoo animals to control behavior.

The new book, “Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves,” admits that it seems like anthropomorphism to talk about mental illness in animals.

But are we engaging in reverse anthropomorphism, treating humans like animals?

We use behavior modification techniques and pharmaceuticals to control behavior of humans, yet zoo keepers are ashamed to admit they give the same drugs to animals in the zoo.


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