New York State Fair Wolves

022 027 028 029

On the one hand the show at the New York State Fair was kitschy. Lots of eco New Age Native American spirituality cued by haunting flute tones. On the other hand, the show represents important educational work, especially for an upstate crowd about wolves and habitat. Brought in from a preserve in South Carolina, the animals are beautiful.  For a buck, you get to see them up close and personal. In addition to the predator birds exhibition and the bears near Kiddy Land, a little “bit” of wilderness is introduced into the Fair, alongside machines, domestic livestock, fried food and meat, and human spectacle. They really do lope, in long fluid strides.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
This entry was posted in uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s