From Elephants to Mice: Animals Who Have Touched My Soul

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A heartfelt narrative on the many ways animals touch our lives

Join 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...

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Overview

A heartfelt narrative on the many ways animals touch our lives

Join 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470501580
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,351,955
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. JAMES MAHONEY, a veterinarian for almost forty-five years, has traveled the world to treat all kinds of animals and has grown to understand and appreciate the individuality of all creatures. A retired research professor at the New York University School of Medicine, he has spent the majority of his career working with chimpanzees and other primates in biomedical research, struggling to come to terms with his belief in animals' rights and the inextricable needs of humankind. He is the author of Saving Molly: A Research Veterinarian's Choices.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: A Life in Research 1

1 The Power of Dignity and Courage 11

2 A Life in Captivity 43

3 Survival of the Fittest 68

4 Humor in Animals 84

5 Personality in Animals 100

6 A Story of Love 114

7 The Caribbean Trio 137

8 The Gang of Four 165

9 Three Wild Mice 184

10 Great Escapes 194

11 The Last of the Sparrows 216

Epilogue 233

With Gratitude 237

Suggestions for Further Reading 239

Index 243

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