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I was somewhat disappointed that I couldn't get into the book.
My philosophy students and I looked forward to discussing this book in our "Animal Minds" class, but found it to be a dreadful disappointment.
The premise of the book is that scientists refuse to acknowledge that animals feel emotions because it can't scientifically be proven.
Elephants are intelligent creatures with deep-seeded emotions, just like humans. I have always loved elephants and knew quite a bit about them, but this expanded my knowledge. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Proper Bostonian
This book dealt with all animals, not just the elephants. It's was hard to read at times, due to the fact of the sad treatment of an animal. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Michelle Bishop
Anyone who loves and respects animals and their future existence should read this book. It will change you thinking and is beautifully written.Published 1 month ago by Marilyn Howat
This book explores the emotional expressions of many different kinds of animals--wild and domesticated. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John West
This book was a very interesting read. Not a lot of people care much about how other animals feel, but it is certainly an important thing to consider when we are treating them in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Samantha
Get your children to read this. Children don't need to develop a humane attitude to animals by engaging with them in captivity. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Zainab Dossa
I was getting disgusted in the first couple of chapters at all the psychobabble, but after that the book took off. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Spokane Mary
Great subject! Interesting data, information and stories. A bit too worried with the scientific community, but it does change many precepts.Published 7 months ago by Gabriela Ramirez
What a horrible book. While I enjoyed some of the anecdotes and examples the author used, the entire book is an anti-scientific diatribe filled with unscientific assertions. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sassan31