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The Pig who sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals by Jeffrey M. Masson

The Pig who sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals by Jeffrey M. Masson

As an adoptive Iowan and a lifelong carnivore (with a couple of brief forays into vegetarianism under her belt), it was with trepidation that I chose to listen to the book on cd of this title. Because I had previously read When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals the scales tipped in favor of listening forward.

Farm animals including pigs, sheep, goats, cows, chickens, geese and ducks are researched from historical, social, political and commercial aspects.

Masson even visits farm animal sanctuaries (who knew?) to interact with humans and other animals alike.

He claims a radical and common sense stand about what he would refer to as “farmed animals”, if it weren’t such an unwieldly phrase.

This cd provides much eye opening, astonishing and heartening “food for thought” for we carnivores.

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