Animals are some of the most impacted living things in the Anthropocene. The presence of humans has fundamentally altered their lives and environment. Human have used animals for labor, food, sport, commodities, companionship and as objects of scientific knowledge. What does human’s complex relationship with animals say about human society? This live interview with Tracy McDonald (McMaster University) and Marianna Szczygielska (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) will discuss the transformation of animals into objects to be caged, shown, hunted, traded, and studied relates to Eurasia and its place in the world.