Marc Bekoff's latest work is pivotal. I'm grateful that his past titles have proven why animals deserve increased appreciation and protection, and this book explores something even more fundamental: humans and our actions that cause incredible damage to our planet. It's not just the animals that are suffering - it's the plants, the land, the air... and us. This concept is not new, of course, but with this book, the author offers a literal breath of fresh air by suggesting a realistic, easily accessible solution.
In simple and easy to understand terms, Bekoff tells us that we must rewild ourselves. In the process, we will begin to rewild our world. This is not just for the benefit of everything else in the biosphere. This is what is best for humans as well! He reminds us that getting reacquainted with nature feels like "coming home to a comfortable place." Why would we not want to do this? Bekoff proves the need to rewild, without soft romanticism but instead with the scientific facts that are the norm with his work.
It is our obligation as citizens of the globe to examine the consequences of our actions. A change of priorities is inevitable and necessary. "Caring is ok", Bekoff tells us, "...it is essential." So is this book.