The agony of the rat or the slaughter of a calf remains present in thought not through pity but as the zone of exchange between man and animal in which something of one passes into the other. - Deleuze and Guattari, What Is Philosophy?
Over at AUFS, there is an upcoming book event around Anthony Paul Smith's A Non-Philosophical Theory of Nature. I will be participating, along with several really smart other people. It should be good. Now is a good time to go ahead and get Anthony's book so you can participate with everyone else.