When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals eBook

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as a masterpiece by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as marvelous by Jane GoodallThe popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and was profiled in People for his ground breaking and fascinating study Not since Darwin s The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdomFrom dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again

10 thoughts on “When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

  1. says:

    Although this isn t particularly my type of book I did feel close to my dad reading it

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    so disappointing i had such high hopes but every page was like, maybe animals have feelings but we re not sure yet i mean, cats seem to but who knows elephants look like they re crying sometimes are they really we may never find out trash.

  3. says:

    Readers note the author is a professor of Sanskrit and a trained Freudian analyst who has a passion for animals and exploring our relationships to animals from a philosophical point of view He is not a practicing biologist, animal behaviorist, or any other ist within the zoological anthropological realm I believe his intent is to help make this area of sciencecompelling, interesting, and accessible to the lay public Best to read it with that understanding in mind I fell right into t Readers note the aut

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    A mother giraffe fends off a lion for an hour to defend her child A male chimpanzee dies shortly after his mother Koko the gorilla cares for a pet kitten she names All Ball A male falcon displays uncharacteristic behavior, including sounds that sound like cries of anguish, when his mate is killed A gorilla who is given orange juice as a treat, gives it instead one day to a researcher who complains of a stomach ache When she returns ten days later, the gorilla insists on the resear A mother giraffe fends off a

  5. says:

    While I agree with the principles in this book, that s all I agree with There are several reasons.First and most obvious to many who read it he has a huge amount of anger towards scientists I can appreciate this to a large extent, animals have been and are still used in experiments which are horrible His anger has transcended the normal boundaries to become fanatical The problem with this is twofold On the one hand he often makes generalizations which are not always fair his attacks on an While I agree with the pri

  6. says:

    Repetitive No science Reads something like this scientists suck because I think my pets have feelings and they really do because I can just tell and how can anyone say they don t Also, other people think their pets have feelings So there Flawless argument Horribly misinterprets or over interprets behaviors and actions Everything right up to the looks dogs give and of course, from a look you can read their mind because it s not possible they could be thinking anything other than the anthro Repetitive No science Reads some

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    I was hoping this would belike Animals in Translation Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior, with lots of interesting facts backed up with evidence Instead, it reads like an essay arguing that ethologists are all wrong because they don t ascribe animals actions to emotional causes Granted, I didn t read the whole book, but the part I did read repeated itself over and over I felt like I was being beaten by a dead, unhappy horse I was hoping this would belike Animals in Translation Using the Mysteries of Autism

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    About as scientific as Googling amazing animal stories Had some good anecdotal evidence, but in the end, the answer to the question Do animals have emotions still remains maybe The reader must take into account while reading this that the author is not an animal psychologist, but a vegetarian with a PhD in Sanskrit Seriously.

  9. says:

    Fascinating read Learned so many interesting facts about various animals I loved the elephant saving her calf during s flood

  10. says:

    Although the book is interesting and have a lot of good points but I have few remarks, As a Muslim there was always a verse in Quran about animals and insects that could be translated to Surah al an am ayah 38 And there is no creature on or within the earth or bird that flies with its wings except that they are communities like you We have not neglected in the Register a thing Then unto their Lord they will be gathered Which indicates that animals or insects or any creature is a soul Although the book is interesting and have a lot of good point

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