The Compassion of Animals Author:Kristin von Kreisler "Remember some of the feelings you had as a child for the animals to whom you were closest ... That is what this book is all about." - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson — You may recall the story of Binti, the gorilla in the Chicago Zoo who made headlines around the world. When a boy fell into the pit surrounding the primate exhibit, Binti cradled him i... more »n her arms, comforted him, and then gently laid him at the door where attendants could retrieve him.
Binti's kindness was just one instance of a common trait among animals, especially our domesticated friends. Consider these other examples from the Compassion of Animals:
*A dog-terrified of explosives-grabs a hissing firecracker in his mouth to protect a toddler
*A cat gets help for patients suffering seizures behind closed doors
*A horse whinnies and runs toward passing cars to attract help for an elderly woman lying in a snowy ditch
*A pet pig rouses her family to save it from carbon monoxide poisoning
These and many more intriguing true tales make clear the depths of love and compassion that animals feel. This absorbing, inspiring book will lead you to a life-altering conclusion: We humans are deeply indebted to the rest of the animal kingdom. It is a debt that can only be repaid with our own love and deepest respect. Author and animal lover Kristin von Kreisler makes a powerful contribution toward that repayment here, changing our perception of the animals around us.« less