Dogs Have the Strangest Friends Other True Stories of Animal Feelings

Dogs Have the Strangest Friends Other True Stories of Animal Feelings❮Ebook❯ ➪ Dogs Have the Strangest Friends Other True Stories of Animal Feelings ➫ Author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Illustrated in beautiful watercolor paintings here are fifteen stories about both wild and domestic animals showing their capacity to feel emotions to love share joy feel sorrow play tricks help one a Illustrated in the Strangest PDF/EPUB » beautiful watercolor paintings here are fifteen stories about both wild and domestic animals showing their capacity to feel emotions to love share joy feel sorrow play tricks help one another and so on The graceful prose from this best selling author can be read aloud story by story to younger children or by middle grade readers on their own. Masson distills his best selling books on animal emotions into this volume for young readers True stories of unusual friendships between species as well as courageous acts of heroism by animals are profiled in this colorfully illustrated book Friends is not just an enjoyable read for grade school animal lovers but a tremendous humane education resource as well Masson for example explains the concept of empathy a cornerstone of humane values When we see a dog chained up in a yard all by herself looking lonely and sad we cannot say that the dog feels exactly what we would feel if confined somewhere But we know for certain the dog is feeling something like what we feel when we are lonely We can feel empathy for the dog just as a dog who has lived with you for years knows when you feel sad and comes over to lick your face or your hand in sympathy We are at times reminded of both our differences and our similarities with the animal kingdom After an especially touching story about an elephant’s dramatic rescue of her calf the author notes We are not alone in our love for children Many animals share this with us An especially sobering thought when we ponder the ways we destroy the maternal bonds of these magnificent creatures elephant herds are poached and “culled” before the eyes of their terrified youngsters and circuses routinely pull baby elephants away from their mothers to put them on the training and show circuit Friends would be a remarkable pro animal work even if Masson had not inserted discussion of animal ethics into the mix Happily he does take this extra step drawing his love for animals to his logical conclusion Many of us think we love animals Some of us can carry that love pretty far We take animals to doctors when they are sick; we sleep in the same room with them; we celebrate their birthdays; we buy them toys and games I do not like the thought of eating my friends so a while ago I stopped eating animal flesh Despite some awkward lines here and there this one’s an animal ethics winner The only complaint I have is relatively minor the illustrator depicts images of African elephants even when the stories clearly identify the principal subjects as Asian elephants I purchased this book for my library Fun and interesting short stories about animals and their behavior This is a uick read Anyone who loves animals will find this book a good read

Dogs Have the Strangest Friends Other True Stories of
  • Hardcover
  • 115 pages
  • Dogs Have the Strangest Friends Other True Stories of Animal Feelings
  • Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • English
  • 21 March 2016
  • 9780525457459