This is a book about farm animals - chickens, cows, sheep and goats - and what they think and feel. As with his previous bestsellers on animal emotions, Jeffrey Masson reveals that these creatures, so often despised or abused, feel complex emotions - among them love, loyalty, friendship, sadness, grief and sorrow. The domesticated animals which ...Read MoreThis is a book about farm animals - chickens, cows, sheep and goats - and what they think and feel. As with his previous bestsellers on animal emotions, Jeffrey Masson reveals that these creatures, so often despised or abused, feel complex emotions - among them love, loyalty, friendship, sadness, grief and sorrow. The domesticated animals which live on our farms are very little removed from their wild ancestors, and keep the emotions that belong to those animals when they lived free. This means that the confinement farm animals are subjected to is painful and that those enduring factory farm conditions are suffering little less than torture. Thinking about the wild ancestors of farm animals allows us to answer many questions that were once considered unanswerable. Those answers, however uncomfortable, are at last providing insights into the personalities and needs of the animals on whom we depend.Read Less
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anything can be apet and that includes pigs. good book and you should read it now
Aug 9, 2007
Like Masson's other books- wonderful
I cannot get enough of Mr. Masson's writing. I have every book he has written on animal issues, it seems-- and given away copies as gifts over and over and over. He has a way of leading the reader through issues that is rare, taking complex, neglected, and unresearched (at times troubling) issues and provides readable, entertaining, and down-to-earth writing that reveal great insight into the human mind. This should be "required reading" for anyone who considers themself an animal lover, and a great companion to any of his other volumes or to add to your library as a whole. I highly recommend it!
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