The Pig Who Sang to the Moon
The Emotional World of Farm Animals
By (author) Jeffrey Masson
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Pig Who Sang to the Moon by Jeffrey Masson
Book DescriptionThis 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, friendship, sadness, grief and sorrow. The domesticated animals which live 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099285748
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeffrey Masson
Emperor's Embrace, Paperback (November 2000)
Showcases the extraordinary behaviour of outstanding fathers in the animal kingdom. From the emperor penguin, who incubates the eggs of his young by carrying them around on his feet for two months, to the sea-horse, the only male animal that gives birth to its young, this title can change our perceptions of parenthood and love.
Wild Child, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Jeffrey Masson
Offers new clues about the mysterious boy raised in a dungeon.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Masson
Jeffrey Masson graduated from the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute and was briefly Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. The book he wrote with Susan McCarthy on animal emotions, When Elephants Weep (1994), became a bestseller in the United States. Since then he has published nine books on animals and their emotions, including Dogs Never Lie About Love, The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats and most recently, The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving. He lives with his family in Auckland, New Zealand.
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