From Elephants to Mice: Animals Who Have Touched My Soul

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 9, 2010 - Pets - 256 pages
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A heartfelt narrative on the many ways animals touch our lives

Join veterinarian and animal lover James Mahoney as he shares heartfelt and often heart-wrenching stories of a cast of creatures who left a permanent mark on his soul. More than just a sentimental memoir, this thought-provoking collection raises such issues as whether animals experience the same types of emotions as humans, whether it is right to use animals in medical research, and even whether animals might have a sense of humor.

Whether you're a dedicated animal activist or just a compassionate animal lover, these unlikely stories of survival, freedom, dignity, courage, and love will leave you deeply affected.

  

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A touching memoir of one research veterinarians struggle between his love for animals and his career using animals for medical research. Read more at Suite101: From Elephants to Mice by James Mahoney http:// Read full review

Contents

Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 1 The Power of Dignity and Courage
11
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 2 A Life in Captivity
43
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 3 Survival of the Fittest
68
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 4 Humor in Animals
84
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 5 Personality in Animals
100
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 6 A Story of Love
114
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 7 The Caribbean Trio
137
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 8 The Gang of Four
165
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 9 Three Wild Mice
184
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 10 Great Escapes
194
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Chapter 11 The Last of the Sparrows
216
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Epilogue
233
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul With Gratitude
237
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Suggestions for Further Reading
239
Animals Who Have Touched My Soul Index
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About the author (2010)

DR. JAMES MAHONEY, a veterinarian for almost forty-five years, has traveled the world to treat all kinds of animals and has grown to understand and appreciate the individuality of all creatures. A retired research professor at the New York University School of Medicine, he has spent the majority of his career working with chimpanzees and other primates in biomedical research, struggling to come to terms with his belief in animals' rights and the inextricable needs of humankind. He is the author of Saving Molly: A Research Veterinarian's Choices.

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