Wild Justice by Marc Bekoff & Jessica Pierce
Sherrie Lyons judges Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce on animal legal rights.
An older female elephant comes to the aid of an injured youngster who has been knocked over. A rat refuses to push a lever for food when he sees that by doing so another rat receives an electric shock. A cat leads a blind, elderly and deaf dog around obstacles to food. These are just a few of the examples with which animal ethologist Marc Bekoff and philosopher Jessica Pierce begin their book Wild Justice. In it they argue that animals exhibit empathy, cooperate and help each other, and have a sense of fairness and justice.