Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint by Marc Bekoff

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint by Marc Bekoff

Dr. Marc Bekoff has spent years studying animal
behaviour, proving that animals share our biological
heritage and our emotional and moral complexities.
Animal Manifesto, his latest book, is a
call for action to “raise our consciousnesses about
the lives of our fellow animals and change the current
paradigm.” His six principles are 1/ that all
animals share the Earth and we must coexist; 2/ animals can think and feel;
3/ animals have and deserve compassion; 4/ connection breeds caring, alienation
breeds disrespect; 5/ our world is not compassionate to animals; and
6/ acting compassionately helps all beings and our world. Bekoff tells us that
practicing these “reasons” will help us to expand our compassion footprint
and influence others to do the same. His findings and optimistic conclusions in
Animal Manifesto
inspire and gently lead us to begin taking steps to make the
world a better place for all inhabitants of this planet.--Connie

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