“Zwierzokracja” [“Animalocracy”] by Ola Woldańska-Płocińska

“Zwierzokracja” [“Animalocracy”] is a recently (April 2018) published Polish non-fiction big format illustrated book. It was designed by Ola Woldańska-Płocińska, a Polish illustrator and designer.

The main cover of “Zwierzokracja” [“Animalocracy”]

The book presents the animal rights, the history of human-animal relations and so on. On two spreadsheets we can see the classical elements: the first one is dedicated to the cult of cats in ancient Egypt, the other – to the Greek philosophers’ approach towards eating meat. Living in the 6th century BC Pythagoras was a vegetarian, but Aristotle (4th century BC) said that animals were to be used – and eaten – by man. That is why he is depicted by the author with a big sausage! The part in question is entitled “The Philosophers’ Duel” and the winner is clearly indicated by the author. Although Aristotle is chronologically later, it is Pythagoras the vegetarian whose “environmental” view concludes the section and leaves the young readers with the lasting and animal-friendly message.

Illustrations from “Zwierzokracja” [“Animalocracy”]
Illustrations from Zwierzokracja” [“Animalocracy”]

Found by Krzysztof Rybak

Elaborated by Krzysztof Rybak

All the photos of the book were taken by the author of this post.

See more:

  • About “Zwierzokracja” on Publicat publisher website [POLISH] – link
  • “Zwierzokracja” on Strefa Psotnikalink
  • Ola Woldańska-Płocińska’s Official website [ENGLISH]- link
  • Interview with Ola Woldańska-Płocińska on Culture.pl [ENGLISH] – link

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