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This means that one can fully merit moral regard even if one is incapable of holding others in moral regard.
Dogs, which have coevolved with humans for tens of thousands of years, may have a rudimentary sense of shame, but this is certainly not proven.
Empathy, compassion, sadness, and outrage at injustice are shared by many non-human animals, and this book lays out some fine examples.
Bekoff consistently reminds the reader that these topics will always evade definitive definition because of dynamic and contextual multiplicity of factors that influence the ideas... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Rebecca King
This is such an important book at a time where our media is run by people who only want wildlife killers. Animals deserve to be treated so much better than they are.Published 1 month ago by Raini
If you've ever wondered about the interior lives of animals, this book will provide fascinating insights into levels of intelligence, depths of emotions, and abilities to empathize... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jerry Parisella
Rather deep and thought provoking. Nicely documented. One wonders about how we ought to define being human. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Thomas G. Bramhall
Scientifically , Dr. Marc teach us into a simple/clear language , allowing us to learn more about the cruel world which "they" share/live along with us ... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Wolves
The marketing for this and other Marc Beckoff books--such as The Emotional Lives of Animals--is salted with pure poetry. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mary Marinkovich
As another reviewer writes; too much "cover your ass", actually so much of it, that it works the other way around! Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by Peter Morell