The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

Wayne Pacelle

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 006196980X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

“If the animals knew about this book they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor.”
—Jane Goodall

The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and moving.”
—John Mackey, CEO and Co-founder of Whole Foods Market

The Bond is at once heart-breaking and heart-warming. No animal escapes Wayne Pacelle’s attention; nor should his book escape any human animal’s attention.”
—Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times Bestselling Author of Inside of a Dog

The president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, the world’s largest animal protection organization, Wayne Pacelle brings us The Bond, a heartfelt, eye-opening exploration of the special bond between animals and humans. With the poignant insight of Animals Make Us Human and the shocking reality of Fast Food Nation—filled with history, valuable insights, and fascinating stories of the author’s experience in the field—The Bond is an important investigation into all the ways we can repair our broken bond with the animal kingdom and a thrilling chronicle of one man’s extraordinary contribution to that effort.

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Shaped by natural selection, and operating through instinct alone. We know as human beings that there is more to life than reproduction. That instinct to reproduce is certainly a strong biological impulse. But not all of our behavior is a run-up to sexual reproduction or the raising of offspring. We like to do all kinds of things that have no particular reproductive purpose or advantage, like playing, laughing, or just lying around. There may be some evolutionary explanation for such behaviors,.

Walnut-sized brains, would do any better. (It was only later that researchers turned to teaching chimps sign language, with far more success.) But evolutionary explanations for behavior were taking a new turn. British scientist Nicholas Humphrey, for example, argued that intelligence evolves in response to the social environment rather than the natural one. According to Humphrey, the reason chimps are so smart is that they live in complex societies, in which they must consistently reason, learn,.

To attempt a feat that would test the marksmanship of even the most highly skilled adult. The boy took aim with his scoped rifle, squeezed the trigger, and sent a bullet in the bison’s direction. The gun’s kick knocked him back a step. Several moments passed before we realized the bullet had struck the middle bison. What a shot. She went down but was not dead. It seemed that she had been shot in the spine. Bison are famously tough creatures, and she tried to get up, only to fall back down again.

Elimination from the West by trapping, hunting, and poisoning as a despicable chapter in our history. In theory, I was all for reintroduction. But I also knew that soon their population would increase, and their range expand beyond Yellowstone, just like the bison’s. I was sure that the same demarcation line would be set for them and the same clash of attitudes would surface. When they became abundant enough to lose federal protection, the aggressively prohunting and proranching states of Idaho,.

All the world. Mr. Behring, past owner of the Seattle Seahawks and a fixture on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans, paid Kazakh government officials a handsome licensing fee for the privilege. It turns out that Behring paid for privilege on both ends. Just before the Smithsonian requested the imports of the sheep, it received a $20 million gift from Behring to create the Hall of Mammals. The Kara-Tau Argali is on the federal government’s list of endangered species, so Behring was.

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