Rose explores what constitutes an ethical relationship with other species during this current period of mass extinction. Using both science and the humanities, Rose explores questions involving our own species and our place in the Earth's systems. The main threat covered in this book is that to the Australian dingo. What makes the dingo's case so disturbing is that the threat to it's future is being actively engineered by humans. The case of the dingo sheds light on the likely fate of countless other animal and plant species.