Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues Reflections on Redecorating Nature

Marc Bekoff // Temple University Press, 2005 // ISBN: 1592133487 // 320 pages, $26.95

In this collection of essays, author Marc Bekoff brings together some of the most important findings he has presented throughout his career as a biologist and an animal behaviorist. By asking questions such as, "Do animals experience emotions?" and "Do animals have a sense of self?" he gives the reader detailed investigations into the minds of the creatures around us. Yet while Bekoff successfully challenges traditional views of animal behavior, his explanation of the distinction between animal rights and animal welfare advocates is inaccurate. He mistakenly suggests the goals of those in the animal protection community are the same as industry's maligned view of "welfare."

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