Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson





Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

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March 28, 1941

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He has written several books books critical of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and psychiatry as well as books on animals, their emotions and their rights.

He currently lives in New Zealand with his wife, two sons, three cats and three rats.


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How is it possible to be so sensitive to the suffering of Jews during the Holocaust and indifferent to animal suffering? This is the question that kept coming up for me when I read Claude Lanzmanns memoir: The Patagonian Hare. I had seen his film Shoah, all 9 hours of it, and was impressed. Here was someone who knew about pain and the taking of life for no reason. I liked the way he titled his...

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“Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment.”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs
tags: dogs, love

“We might miss the sign or we may be unable to read the expression, but it is almost a contradiction in terms to say that a dog feels something but does not show it. What a dog feels, a dog shows, and, conversely, what a dog shows, a dog actually does feel.”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
tags: dogs, feel

“Questers of the truth, that’s who dogs are; seekers after the invisible scent of another being’s authentic core.”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson



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