The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy A and Why They Matter (Paperback)
Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff's years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the latest scientific research confirming the existence of emotions that common sense and experience have long implied. Filled with Bekoff's light humor and touching stories, The Emotional Lives of Animals is a clarion call for reassessing both how we view animals and how we treat them.
Anyone interested in animal emotion will want a copy of this book. Bekoff speaks with the unique authority of an expert who is experiencing the success of a revolution in science and ethics that he helped make and that will endure (if we endure) as one of the signal achievements along with the expansion of human rights and environmentalism of the late twentieth century.”
This thought-provoking book could very likely change your life.”
The Animals Voice
Marc Bekoff ably presents the richness and variety of the emotions in nonhuman animals and doesn’t hesitate to draw the ethical conclusions implicit in his findings. I hope this book will be widely read by those who care about animals and even more widely by those who don’t.”
Peter Singer, professor of bioethics, Princeton University