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

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"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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Product details

  • Paperback | 423 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006196980X
  • 9780061969805
  • 319,500

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Majestic in sweep and beautifully written, The Bond is a monumental achievement. I can't think of any other book that is so valuable. It is truly wonderful!"--JEFFREY MASSON, New York Times bestselling author of When Elephants Weep
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In countless fascinating ways, our relationship with animals is an essential part of the human experience. Now, one of the world's leading champions of animal welfare offers a dramatic examination of our age-old bond to all creatures. Wayne Pacelle explores the many ways animals contribute to our happiness and well-being, and he reveals scientists' newfound understanding of their remarkable emotional and cognitive capacities. Pacelle also takes on animal cruelty in its many varieties, as well as stubborn opponents of animal protection--from multinational agribusiness corporations to the National Rifle Association and even our own government. An instant classic, The Bond reminds us that animals are at the center of our lives, not just a backdrop, and how we treat them is one of the great themes of the human story.
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Rating details

648 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 45% (292)
4 31% (198)
3 17% (111)
2 5% (32)
1 2% (15)
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