If you've ever suspected that your animals have a kinder heart than you - read this book. Only our arrogance lets us think that we are at the top of the pile. Maybe animals are here to teach us how to love?
Marc Berkoff explain with absolute clarity animal behaviour and understand completly that animals experience the same feeling and emotions as humans do. He explains his research finding with absolute clarity.
Mark reminds us that in order to understand animals, we will not find the answer by dissecting them, injecting them with harmful chemicals or keep them in an unnatural laboratory environment, which does include zoo's. Marc is no quack or ageing hippie, but a highly respected Professor at Harvard in the study of Animal ethology
A fabulous book written by a first class psychological ethologist.
This book is a worthy effort to philosophically consider the kinds of sensitivity, empathy, altruism or morality that animals display. But I felt the best and most helpful bits were the mini-stories of how animals behave. I know stories are not supposed to count in hardball scientific debate. But stories were all I cared about, all I will remember, and I think they speak louder than any philosophical argument.