What Animals Think and Feel
Marine Ecologist and writer Carl Safina investigates animal personalities, their emotional lives and how similar their experiences of pain, pleasure and fear might be to our own.
How similar are the experiences of animals to those of humans?
Traditionally, equating the mental experiences of humans and non-humans has been taboo for many scientists. Assigning human emotions to animals has been regarded as speculative and subjective.
But in his new book, Beyond Words, What Animals Think and Feel, science writer and noted animal conservationist Dr Carl Safina explores the unique personalities of elephants, killer whales and wolves, through stories that suggest similarities to humans in areas of consciousness, self-awareness and empathy. He says that understanding how animals think and feel is critical to their future and ours.
- Beyond Words - What Animals Think and Feel
- The Safina Center, Stony Brook University
- New York Times review
- Psychology Today review
- Vancouver Sun story about Carl Safina, Miley Cyrus and the BC wolf cull