This Month's Book:
When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals
By J. Moussaieff Masson
This group is dedicated to providing a friendly, free-thinking environment in which to discuss books that inspire rewarding conversation on subjects related to science and philosophy.
Join 'Pagemaster' Christine Gangon to discuss this month's book concerning the science and culture of animal/human relationships.
When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals by J. Moussaieff Masson
This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall. The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation. 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 kingdom. From 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. (291 pages)
When: Saturday July 30th, 7pm
Where: Centre for Inquiry (2 College Street Suite 214)
How Much: $4 Recommended Donation
Christine Gagnon RMT is a health care professional working in Toronto. Her interests include science, architecture and the economy