October 11, 2021
Sure, peacocks are beautiful to look at, but what would it be like to have some as pets? Tonight’s guest on Inquiry, reporter and writer SEAN FLYNN, decided having three peafowls around his small “farm” would be interesting, and therein lies a tale that includes accounts from ancient Greece and India, Darwin’s theory about the fowl’s train, serial killings of peacocks, and many expensive trips to the bird vet. It’s a wild and wonderful tale told in Flynn’s book: WHY PEACOCKS? AN UNLIKELY SEARCH FOR MEANING IN THE WORLD’S MOST MAGNIFICENT BIRD.