One of her five best books on animals, as told to the Wall Street Journal:
When Elephants WeepRead about another book on the list.
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy (1995)
In Tanzania, in Gombe National Park, two chimpanzees climb to the top of a ridge, greet each other, sit down together, clasp hands and watch the sun set. Young elephants, having seen their families slaughtered by poachers hunting for tusks, wake up screaming in the night. Jeffrey Masson and Susan McCarthy have assembled an encyclopedic collection of anecdotal evidence showing that animals feel what we do: love, fear, joy, friendship, rage, jealousy, kindness. Of course not all animals feel all those things, but most animals, it seems, feel some of them. This book should turn a feeling person into a vegetarian, although I must confess, it didn't do that to me.