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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (447 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Krohn Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Capstone Publishers, Inc Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise Chambers | 2/5/2014

    " This promises to be enjoyable and informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cicely | 2/2/2014

    " This is a very important book in understanding animals, and why we need to treat them with dignity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/26/2014

    " I wouldn't criticize this book for over-reliance on anecdotes, because Bekoff never contends that he is scientifically rigorous in a traditional sense - in fact, he partially rejected accepted scientific method in refusing to perform dissections while still a student. His arguments that animals need to be observed and studied in their natural habitats is a cogent one, supported by other modern scientists and naturalists - including Renee Askins, whose Shadow Mountain is another terrific recent read. The author is sympathetic, with a seemingly boundless love for animals and genuine desire to understand their thoughts and emotions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/7/2014

    " Animals have a wide range of emotional responses and we need to respect them as the sentient beings that they are. This book deepened my understanding of animal behavior and I think anyone who loves an animal should check it out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 12/23/2013

    " A pretty good lookin into the subject of animal emotions. Deffinately a few steps above "When Elephants Weep". Seeing as how it's one of two books that I could find on the subject, I'd say its a must read for anyone interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doreen | 12/22/2013

    " While I agree with many of the reviewers that this book preaches to the choir and doesn't make arguments that move beyond justifying a humane and ethical approach to animals based on what they can offer and provide us, I think the book is worth reading if only to point out not only that animals have a significant range of emotions that may be equal to or even surpass what humans feel, but that we shouldn't judge animals based on their pet-friendliness or their cutesy qualities. Rather, an important point is that all animals, including fish, rats, and reptiles should be understood as having a vast repertoire of emotions and thus must be respected. Often we are drawn to those animals that do respond to us in ways that are familiar and comforting, what I think the author is trying to make clear is that we must extend our understanding and compassion to embrace all non-human forms of life. While for some readers, this may be obvious, for me, this book became more about examining my own presumption and predilections toward certain kinds of species and non-humans. This became clear to me as I remembered that this past summer while being exposed to the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, I did some volunteer work for The Audubon Society to help 'escort' injured and sometimes dead birds found by those patrolling the waters, I immediately felt a great sense of loss and tragedy that was particularly focused on the pelicans, gulls, and other kinds of sea birds, many of whom were nesting at the time of the spill, thus exacerbating the level of injury to these avian communities. However, a few months ago I attended a panel on art and disaster in New Orleans put on by the American Anthropology Association and various artists and scientists. Several of the panelists were biologists and artists whose interests were in how minute life forms such as plankton, or certain types of hermit crabs were affected by the spill. One scientist spoke of going to beaches with groups of people to save thousands of hermit crabs who were encased in oil. They were cleaned with soap and water similar to the birds being brought to the bird triage center set up by Audubon. This scientist mentioned the danger of privileging certain kinds of life forms in light of the disaster over others, particularly because each has a role to play in the maintenance of ecosystems and should be protected and defended. Throughout the book Bekoff argues that all non-human forms of life should be respected. Additionally, his arguments at the end of the book suggest a broad range of ways that we can effect change in our relations to animals, particularly within specific institutions. Reading this book as someone affiliated at a research university, I immediately began to wonder how scientists treated animals in the labs on campus and in what ways I could find out this kind of information. I have a feeling or a hope that some of the arguments he makes against the scientific community have been communicated in professional venues (he mentions a few confrontations in the book) and have been written for more exclusive audiences. My main critique is that he stops short of pursuing a stronger indictment of the use of animals for laboratory experiments. Even though he discusses more humane approaches to treating lab animals, where is the critique of why these experiments are even taking place. in other words, do we really need to know why monkeys get jealous? Or that whales know their left from their right? What is the extent to which we conjure up experiments and research simply for the sake of knowing why. A critique of using animals for experiments should be also include a critique of our inability to examine our lust for knowledge and our use of animals, humanely or inhumanely, for this pursuit. In that way, he is ultimately anthropocentric. The strength of this book is that it can lead readers to examine the places where we work, live, and eat in relation to how animals are treated and perhaps begin to rethink the ways we can lessen our own individual impact on non-human animals and even advocate for change within these micro arenas and perhaps there are other books about animals that can provoke us in the same way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 12/18/2013

    " Interesting look at how animals view life. Would have liked him to go a little more into detail with his findings, quite short on most topics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MichaÅ‚ | 10/27/2013

    " Good introduction & reference material to dig. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Vasalaki | 10/26/2013

    " I believe everyone should get a copy of this book. Even if you read only one chapter, it will be a service to humanity as well as to the animal kingdom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siv | 7/8/2013

    " so far...makes me want to go into cognitive ethology for my next career! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 4/23/2013

    " I found this book pretty average. There were a couple interesting anecdotes, but overall there was nothing to write home about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 4/3/2012

    " Well-researched and engagingly written account including anecdotes of documented emotive animal behavior, from the compassion of adopting a different species, to non-ambiguous interactions with humans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 2/7/2012

    " this is a book that uses a more scientific approach to dwell into the ussue of how intelligent and emotionally rich animals are. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shelly | 2/2/2012

    " In a world full of dynamic, well crafted books this isn't one of them. There isn't enough time in the universe to read everything, so I think I will leave this to others with more interst and tolerance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Taylor | 7/27/2011

    " Well written piece which to my thinking called into question more about the science aspects of how animals are treated during their lives in research facilities and the like. I thoroughly enjoyed the book but wouldn't recommend it to someone who's not interested keenly in cognitive ethology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eli | 10/29/2010

    " everybody should read this along with Bekoff's other books, Wild Justice, Animal Manifesto, and combine it with reading the Bond by Lynne McTaggart. We, the human animal, need a new paradigm to live by, and these offer insight as to how to get there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 12/19/2009

    " From the first chapter, I realized I'll never eat a chili dog again. More to come later, regarding this fascinating book and some of our best friends on earth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Galadriel | 9/25/2009

    " Bekoff includes interesting observations of animal ritual, communities, and individual behaviors that provide insight into empathy and emotion of our fellow creatures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 8/7/2009

    " So far, wonderfully written, scientifically dispelling the myths of the non-emotional animal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 6/9/2009

    " if you love animals, this is a ogod one "

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