At times, we humans translate our knowledge of animals into compassion. But, on the whole, our growing understanding of what animals feel is not resulting in more
respectful treatment of them.
Renowned animal-behavior expert Marc Bekoff and leading bioethicist Jessica Pierce explore the realworld experiences of animals— spanning from those who suffer the greatest deprivations of freedoms and choice to many unexpected ways in which the freedoms of animals in the wild are constrained by human activities. The Animal’s
Agenda argues for a more compassionate approach to conservation.