Animal Book Club: How Animals GrievePosted by Jennifer Molidor, ALDF's Staff Writer on June 11, 2013
Do cows cry? Do crows mourn the loss of family and friends? Have you ever witnessed an animal grieving? If so, you know that there is much we still need to understand about the mystery of nonhuman animals and their tremendous capacity to feel!
June Book Club
This month, the Animal Book Club will be featuring Barbara J. King’s excellent new book “How Animals Grieve.” Her book has been taking the world by storm – stirring conversation from animal lovers to anthropologists. Featured in TIME Magazine, NPR, and Psychology Today, “How Animals Grieve” is an examination of loss, love, and mourning across the species. Barbara’s book shows us that grief – and the subsequent healing of grief—is a complex emotion experienced by animals, human and nonhuman alike, across the span of time.
Read with us! Coming up this month, we will have a book discussion and an interview with the author, Barbara J. King!
For now, our book club contest begins! Join the free Animal Book Club and leave an answer below to qualify and you may win a free copy of “How Animals Grieve.”
See you next week in the Animal Book Club. Happy Reading!
Have you ever witnessed an animal grieve? Share how you knew what that animal was feeling.
(All answers qualify for our drawing to win a free copy of “How Animals Grieve”; contest closes soon!)