Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good (MacSci) (Kindle Edition)
This is one of the best impulse buys I have ever made. The contents are very efficiently organised, the narrative is engaging, and there is a wonderful balance of science and anecdote. And the subject is of great importance. The author postulates that animals are, not unlike us, feeling, unique individuals that deserve to be treated with consideration and respect. They can feel fear and joy, they appreciate beauty and play games, they enjoy relaxation and thrills of risk, they can feel love and resentment. Some of them even develop a sense of humour and morality. "An animal destined for the slaughterhouse still deserves respect and compassion."
I recommend this book to everyone. I would put it on the obligatory reading lists at schools, if I only could.