A heartfelt narrative on the many ways animals touch our livesJoin veterinarian and animal lover James Mahoney as he shares heartfelt and often heart wrenching stories of a cast of creatures who left a permanent mark on his soul More than just a sentimental memoir, this thought provoking collection raises such issues as whether animals experience the same types of emotions as humans, whether it is right to use animals in medical research, and even whether animals might have a sense of humor.Whether you re a dedicated animal activist or just a compassionate animal lover, these unlikely stories of survival, freedom, dignity, courage, and love will leave you deeply affected....
|Title||:||From Elephants to Mice: Animals Who Have Touched My Soul|
|Publisher||:||Howell Book House 1 edition April 1, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||578 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
From Elephants to Mice: Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Reviews
As in his previous book, "Saving Molly", once again Jim Mahoney gives us a unique peek into the lives of individual animals and animals in general. There are many thought-provoking questions regarding animals and how we relate to them, as well as how we use them. These are left for the reader to ponder. Thoroughly enjoyable. Hope there is a sequel to this one.
In spite of the incendiary opinions which invariably arise when the subject of animal use in veterinary and medical research is broached, Dr. James Mahoney provides a thoughtful and sensitive perspective on a subject he knows all too well. Having spent the majority of his career in the field, veterinarian and researcher Mahoney shares his unflinching commentary on the needs of humanity, the rights of animals, and the inevitable conflicts that occur when the two mix. His career arc traces an evolution of conscience from that of a scientist to one of an advocate for all those without a voice, and it includes deep involvement in primate research, the ethics of captivity, and the complex relationships between humans and their pets.