Book Review

The Inner Life of Animals

By: Peter Wohlleben | Category: Biography & Autobiography | Nature | Science | Year: 2017 ISBN: 9781771643023

Following his widely-acclaimed book, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben has written this account of how animals love, mourn, bond, and exhibit compassion. In his usual inimitable style, Wohlleben interweaves scientific studies with engaging case studies. He makes the strongest case to date for treating animals like the sentient beings that they are—if we take his message to heart, we will no longer consume, exploit, and abuse these kindred beings.

Questions to Ponder:

  1. Do you have a personal story of an animal/pet who expressed a range of emotions? Describe your experience.
  2. Which story did you find the most compelling? Why?
  3. The author has been criticized for using anthropomorphic terms to describe animal behavior? What do you think?
  4. Your general thoughts and reflections?



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