The almost continual (re)inscription of humans as the unmarked norm (Fudge, 2002; Kirby, 1994) and other-than-human beings as lacking agency, intentionality and communicative ability (Harvey, 2006a, 2006b; Plumwood, 2002; Smith, 2006) maintains the othered status of that which is not human. This (re)inscription also makes research methodologies that support communication with other-than-human persons virtually impossible.