Making Animals Happy: How to Create the Best Life for Pets and Other Animals

Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson

Making Animals Happy: How to Create the Best Life for Pets and Other Animals

It's usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals, but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, animal scientist Temple Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals. Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats, horses, farm animals and zoo animals. Whether it's how to make the healthiest environment for the dog that you leave alone in the house during the day, how to how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal emotions. 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
Making Animals Happy: How to Create the Best Life for Pets and Other Animals

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Family & Lifestyle, Science & Nature
Format Hardback
Pages 352
RRP £18.99
Date of Publication May 2009
ISBN 978-0747597148
Publisher Bloomsbury
 

It's usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals, but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, animal scientist Temple Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals. Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats, horses, farm animals and zoo animals. Whether it's how to make the healthiest environment for the dog that you leave alone in the house during the day, how to how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal emotions.

Reviews

The Guardian

Jenny Diski

The crucial thing about Temple Grandin is that she is not utterly discouraged and disgusted by what she discovers about human beings, as I confess I would be... Though Grandin's admirable and extraordinary work certainly makes life better for animals, her pragmatic approach to improving their conditions never questions the ability of us human animals to judge what is the best life for the non-human sort.

30/05/2009

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The Daily Mail

Carla McKay

What comes across strongly are the social needs of most animals, so often neglected: dogs should not be left at home all day alone; horses should be housed with other horses. I particularly relish her declarative statements: 'Cows like to learn new things (and fear the colour yellow)'; 'cats "talk" in smells'; 'horses want to please you'; 'cattle hate being yelled at'... for those of us who love animals and want the best for them, Temple Grandin is a beacon of common sense and wisdom.

04/06/2009

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