Animal Attractions

A pair of exhibitions at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv show wildlife and nature in all their radiant beauty, while also suggesting that the clock is ticking toward their ultimate disappearance

Jasper Doest, ‘Relaxation,’ Jigokudani, Japan, from the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' exhibit.
Photo by: Courtesy Eretz Israel Museum
Does anyone remember the movie Soylent Green? Let me refresh your memory.

Made in 1973, the film is set in a nightmarish, dystopian future United States. In the filthy, overcrowded New York City of 2022, upwards of 40 million ill-clad, underfed people wander daily through a thickly polluted haze, sleeping in dilapidated shacks, junked cars, abandoned buildings, and even in the halls and stairwells of filled-to-capacity apartment buildings and tenements. Homeless people swarm the streets, and most of the population survives on weekly rations of green, high-energy wafers called “soylent green.”

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