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Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin
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Nov 27, 11

Read on November 27, 2011

I really enjoyed reading about the different way of thinking of animals and their relationships with/to humans. Temple Grandin, the author, being autistic herself, has had the experience of learning her own lessons in a different way and sees parallels to the way animals learn, feel, and experience things. Thus she has created some amazing breakthroughs in more humane animal handling, training, and design of animal handling equipment for many different areas. She talks about clicker training, behaviorist theory, and positive reinforcement being quite useful and humane methods to teach just about ANY kind of animal to do what needs to be done, whether to stand still for a veterinary procedure, or to do "tricks", or cattle to walk calmly up to their final destination in life at the meat processing plant. She talks about wild animals, and how many of the conservationists techniques to save some species actually end up backfiring due to economics... A good read and thought provoking.
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Kate E. Co1e I've read this one, and recently watched the film about her; not
the book, but a good film....


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