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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.
The author talks in circles. It's not scientific at all. He makes a couple disturbing claims about humans and human mental illness. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by jen
I found out about this book in my psychology class –– that should have been a clue. This book was a huge disappointment. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Victoria G.
I adored the the science, behind this book. On how we as humans put our "feelings on animals".
This study from scientist, does ask the question? Read more
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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Marilyn Howat
This book explores the emotional expressions of many different kinds of animals--wild and domesticated. Read morePublished 6 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 6 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 8 months ago by Zainab Dossa