Daniel Genis

Animal Addicts: How Monkeys, Elephants, Dolphins, and Cats Get High, And How It Could Change the War on Drugs

Animals do drugs. All too often, it’s a result of our interference in their lives. Years ago, a fellow NYU student I knew, dated a dashing junkie. She also lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where heroin was easy to get. Every morning, he’d stop in after copping to take his shot. A kind-natured addict, he would leave the end of the injection to plunge into my friend’s pet cat.

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