Many animals display their feelings openly, publicly, for anyone to see.
The back of this book tells me that “award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff” has spent years studying social animal communication. And that amid the stories of animal joy, grief, and empathy the reader will find the “latest scientific research”. Unfortunately there are just too many anecdotes in this book, and not enough science.
I agree with much of Bekoff’s argument; that animals feel emotions. I just disagree with the manner in which this book writes about them. It simply feels like a collection of “he said she said”.
Which is disappointing.
However, it has provided me with a list of other books to check out. So it isn’t all negative.
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