Making Animals Happy

Author: Temple Grandin
Editor: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781408800829
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Why are dogs so eager to please their owners? Why are some cats bold and others shy? And why do chickens hide their eggs? In this follow-up to her groundbreaking international bestseller, Animals in Translation, animal scientist Temple Grandin delivers extraordinary insights into how animals think, helping us give our animals the best and happiest lives - on their terms, not ours. Drawing on her latest research, she identifies the core emotional needs of animals and how to fulfil them. Whether it's creating a happy home for a dog, encouraging cats to be less antisocial, keeping pigs from being bored, or knowing if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal emotions. This is essential and fascinating reading for anyone who owns or cares for an animal.

Making Animals Happy How To Create The

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ISBN: 9781408800829
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In her groundbreaking and bestselling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to delivery extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life - on their terms, not ours. It's usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals, but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals. Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats, horses, farm animals and zoo animals. Whether it's how to make the healthiest environment for the dog that you leave alone in the house during the day, how to how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal emotions. Making Animals Happy is the culmination of almost 30 years of research, experimentation, and experience. This is essential reading for anyone who's ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.

The Animals Agenda

Author: Marc Bekoff
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807045209
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"Explore the real-world experiences of five categories of animals, beginning with those who suffer the greatest deprivations of freedoms and choice{u2014}chickens, pigs, and cows in industrial food systems{u2014}as well as animals used in testing and research, including mice, rats, cats, dogs, and chimpanzees. Next, Bekoff and Pierce consider animals for whom losses of freedoms are more ambiguous and controversial, namely, individuals held in zoos and aquaria and those kept as companions. Finally, they reveal the unexpected ways in which the freedoms of animals in the wild are constrained by human activities and argue for a more compassionate approach to conservation. In each case, scientific studies combine with stories of individual animals to bring readers face-to-face with the wonder of our fellow beings, as well as the suffering they endure and the major paradigm shift that is needed to truly ensure their well-being" --Inside jacket.

What I Don T Know About Animals

Author: Jenny Diski
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748120580
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What does Jenny Diski know about animals? She's really not sure. She remembers the animal books she read in her childhood; the cartoons she watched; the meals she ate; the strays she found; the animals who have lived and still live with her. She examines human beings, too, and the way in which we have looked at, studied, treated and written about the non-human creatures with whom we share the planet. Subtle, intelligent and brilliantly observed, What I Don't Know About Animals is an engaging look at what it means to be human - and what it means to be animal.

The Secret Life Of Cows

Author: Rosamund Young
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525557326
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"Within a day of receiving this book, I had consumed it... Absorbing, moving, and compulsively readable."—Lydia Davis In this affectionate, heart-warming chronicle, Rosamund Young distills a lifetime of organic farming wisdom, describing the surprising personalities of her cows and other animals At her famous Kite's Nest Farm in Worcestershire, England, the cows (as well as sheep, hens, and pigs) all roam free. They make their own choices about rearing, grazing, and housing. Left to be themselves, the cows exhibit temperaments and interests as diverse as our own. "Fat Hat" prefers men to women; "Chippy Minton" refuses to sleep with muddy legs and always reports to the barn for grooming before bed; "Jake" has a thing for sniffing the carbon monoxide fumes of the Land Rover exhaust pipe; and "Gemima" greets all humans with an angry shake of the head and is fiercely independent. An organic farmer for decades, Young has an unaffected and homely voice. Her prose brims with genuine devotion to the wellbeing of animals. Most of us never apprehend the various inner lives animals possess, least of all those that we might eat. But Young has spent countless hours observing how these creatures love, play games, and form life-long friendships. She imparts hard-won wisdom about the both moral and real-world benefits of organic farming. (If preserving the dignity of animals isn't a good enough reason for you, consider how badly factory farming stunts the growth of animals, producing unhealthy and tasteless food.) This gorgeously-illustrated book, which includes an original introduction by the legendary British playwright Alan Bennett, is the summation of a life's work, and a delightful and moving tribute to the deep richness of animal sentience.

Journal Of The United States Agricultural Society For

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Zoo Tycoon 2

Author: Michael Rymaszewski
Editor: Sybex
ISBN: 9780782143577
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Building and ruling the best zoo in the world sure isn't easy--but this in-depth strategy guide gives you all the info you need to build and maintain the world's best zoo. Are you eager to win five-star fame for your zoo? Want to know how to lay out, build, and expand your zoo? Need advice on handling exotic animals and picky guests? It's all in here, along with full info on caring for the game's 30 animals, acquiring special zoo objects, and making your guests so happy they'll be throwing money at you. Written with full developer input, this guide covers every aspect of Zoo Tycoon 2 so that you can become the ultimate tycoon. * Inside info on how to keep 30 animals species and several kinds of guests ecstatic * Practical advice on zoo layout and exhibit design * Comprehensive walkthroughs for campaign scenarios with insider advice from the game's developers * Tips and tricks for winning photo challenge games

Governing Animals

Author: Kimberly K. Smith
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199977178
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What is the role of government in protecting animal welfare? What principles should policy makers draw on as they try to balance animal welfare against human liberty? Much has been written in recent years on our moral duties towards animals, but scholars and activists alike have neglected the important question of how far the state may go to enforce those duties. Kimberly K. Smith fills that gap by exploring how liberal political principles apply to animal welfare policy. Focusing on animal welfare in the United States, Governing Animals begins with an account of the historical relationship between animals and the development of the American liberal welfare state. It then turns to the central theoretical argument: Some animals (most prominently pets and livestock) may be considered members of the liberal social contract. That conclusion justifies limited state intervention to defend their welfare - even when such intervention may harm human citizens. Taking the analysis further, the study examines whether citizens may enjoy property rights in animals, what those rights entail, how animals may be represented in our political and legal institutions, and what strategies for reform are most compatible with liberal principles. The book takes up several policy issues along the way, from public funding of animal rescue operations to the ethics of livestock production, animal sacrifice, and animal fighting. Beyond even these specific policy questions, this book asks what sort of liberalism is suitable for the challenges of the twenty-first century. Smith argues that investigating the political morality of our treatment of animals gives us insight into how to design practices and institutions that protect the most vulnerable members of our society, thus making of our shared world a more fitting home for both humans and the nonhumans to which we are so deeply connected.

Start Your Own Automobile Detailing Business

Author: Entrepreneur Press
Editor: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080514
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Fueled by people’s passion for cars, the automobile detailing industry has been on the fast track for more than a decade. With only a moderate investment, a flexible work schedule and the possibility for huge profit, now is a great time to jump in the driver’s seat and set out on the road to success. Packed with essential tools and tips, industry experts introduce you to the most popular detailing operations, then take you step by step from gathering your pit crew to learning the latest tools of the trade. In addition to getting a behind-the-wheel look at day-to-day operations, get immediate access to a wealth of information, including: • Easy-to-understand descriptions of the three types of detailing operations: mobile, express and site-based • A comprehensive resource listing of organizations, suppliers, government agencies and industry professionals • Practical work sheets to help calculate costs, keep track of expenditures and stay organized • Detailed instructions on marketing and generating new business including building your own website • A detailed look at the newest tools of the trade, latest software and office equipment