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ISBN10: 0151014892
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Jaggar11, January 19, 2009 (view all comments by Jaggar11)
Humans give and take what they want from this earth.
Too many times animals pay the price: they are used, abused, and thoughtlessly abandoned. We take wild animals' land, pollute their water, raise, trap and cruelly kill to make them our food, fur, and use them for horrific testing. We selfishly keep taking...they deserve the opposite. Hopefully, this book will change minds and put us in the right preserve, protect and cherish their wonderful innocent lives!
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Very interesting work. Being raised around farm animals and having pets all of my life this book makes me re-think life long beliefs.
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Creating the Best Life for Animals
Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
Grandin, Temple
Johnson, Catherine
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Animal behavior
Emotions in animals
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
PETS / General
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Trade Cloth
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9 x 6 in 1.2 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Grandin (Animals in Translation), famed for her decades-long commitment to treating livestock as humanely as possible on its way to slaughter, considers how humans and animals can best interact. Working from the premise that 'an animal is a conscious being that has feelings,' the autistic author assesses dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, poultry, wildlife and zoo animals based on a 'core emotion system' she believes animals and humans share, including a need to seek; a sense of rage, fear, and panic; feelings of lust; an urge to nurture; and an ability to play. Among observations at odds with conventional wisdom: dogs need human parents, not alpha pack leaders, and cats respond to training. Discussions of why horses are skittish and why pigs are arguably the most intelligent of beasts — raccoons run them a close second — illuminate the intersection of people and more domesticated animals; chapters on cows and chickens focus more generally on animal welfare, particularly the horrific conditions in which they are usually raised and slaughtered. Packed with fascinating insights, unexpected observations and a wealth of how-to tips, Grandin's peppy work ably challenges assumptions about what makes animals happy." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A well-written, down-to-earth look into the lives of lots of animals, including animals that make up part of our food chain."
"Review" by , "Noted scholar Grandin...devotes equal space to domestic, commercial, and captive animals. For pet owners, her perspective is invaluable, but slaughterhouses aren't likely to change without an economic incentive to match Grandin's moral one. (Grade: A-)"
"Synopsis" by , With the groundbreaking Animals in Translation, Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think. Now she builds on those insights to show how to give animals the best and happiest life.
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