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Domestication of Animals Led Directly to Human Slavery (VIDEO)
In his previous bestsellers, author Jeff Masson has shown that animals can teach us much about our own emotions -- love (Dogs Never Lie About Love), contentment (The Cat Who Came In From the Cold), grief (When Elephants Weep), among others.
But animals have much to teach us about negative emotions such as anger and aggression as well, and in unexpected ways.
In his new book, Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good & Evil, Jeff demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the “wild” is mostly a matter of projection. We link the basest human behavior to animals, to “beasts” (“he behaved no better than a beast”), and claim the high ground for our own species. We are least human, we think, when we succumb to our primitive, animal ancestry.
Yet as Jeff shows convincingly, nothing could be further from the truth.
Watch this fascinating video interview of Jeff discussing his new book on NPR Radio. Jeff discusses, among other topics, how leading researchers now believe human slavery was a direct outgrowth of domesticating animals for food.
Watch now (12 minutes):
Join Us in Kauai
for a week of fun!
Now is the time to reserve your spot!
Space is limited and we are already booking!
For the week of July 12-19, 2014 -- join the Nelsons of VegSource along with top plant-based medical doctors for a healthy blast on the island of Kauai!
Healthy low-fat, no-oil plant-only buffets at every meal! Fun with other healthy eaters, activities, entertainment and games!
Kauai is the oldest, most lush, most wild and most beautiful of all the Hawaiian islands.
Kauai is a place the Nelsons have spent a great deal of time in recent years, and now we want to share it with you!
Watch this 2-minute video to learn about Camp VegSource Kauai -- click on image to watch video:
Or book directly: http://bit.ly/1g8KWFl
Hope to see you in Hawaii this summer!
Love, peas & aloha,
Jeff, Sabrina and Team VegSource
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