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The Secret World of Farm Animals

The Secret World of Farm Animals (Paperback)

By Masson, Jeffrey

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This is a book about farm animals - chickens, cows, sheep and goats - and what they think and feel. As with his previous bestsellers on animal emotions, Jeffrey Masson reveals that these creatures, so often despised or abused, feel complex emotions - among them love, loyalty, fri...endship, sadness, grief and sorrow. The domesticated animals living on our farms are very little removed from their wild ancestors, and keep the emotions that belong to those animals when they lived free. This means that the confinement farm animals are subjected to is painful and that those enduring factory farm conditions are suffering little less than torture. Thinking about the wild ancestors of farm animals allows us to answer many questions that were once considered unanswerable. Those answers, however uncomfortable, are at last providing insights into the personalities and needs of the animals on whom we depend.
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ISBN 9781529111026
Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
38 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781529111026
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 4 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Masson, Jeffrey
Category Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Animals & Society
Farm & Working Animals
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 591.5
Weight 256g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Emotions in animals, Domestic animals - Behavior, Psychology, Comparative
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade