Cook has been animalised
from afar - one high-profile Twitter critic referred to him as a "weasel", after Kevin Pietersen's post-Ashes axing by the England and Wales Cricket Board - and such is the lot of any public figure, much worse has almost certainly been written elsewhere.
In the media's portrayal of Gaddafi, not only was he dehumanised, he was animalised
This section of the story has clearly been inspired by Baudelaire's "Les Bijoux" from Les Fleurs du Mal (translated rather well by Roy Campbell amongst many others) in which the emasculated narrator watches entranced by the performance of his animalised
"tiger" and "swan" as she dances naked but for her "sonorous jewels" ("bijoux sonores"); of course, he is really entranced by his exotic projections, by his own shadow.
Accompanying the animalised
president (also referred to by the demeaning Zambian word "Muwelewele" which means a simpleton) were all kinds of animals like "monkeys dancing around in circles and wagging their bottoms each painted with a picture of the Great Elephant.
To reduce the complex matrix of world conflict to a kind of animalised
hatred (the Gombe incident--where chimpanzees engaged in violent and antisocial activities--was itself artificially incited by humans rather than a natural occurrence) ignores completely the role of any kind of context the relation between local forces, larger regional rivalries, colonialism, international capital--and is reductive to say the least.