Jeffrey Moussaeiff Masson Tells Us About Animal Fathers

Please join us for a very special Father’s Day edition of Animal Voices featuring bestselling author, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. Recently, we were able to speak with Jeff about fatherhood and the lessons we can learn from examining animal fathers in the wild. Insightful, candid, and always entertaining, Jeff discusses how writing the book, The Emperor’s Embrace: Reflections on Animal Families and Fatherhood, affected how he approached parenting, what amazes him about some animal fathers and what they tell us about ourselves, and what lessons he hopes to impart to his own children. We also delve into some surprising and delightful topics like the remarkable success of homosexual families in the animal kingdom, what Jeff has to say to the religious right about homosexuality, how fish can be amazing fathers, and why Toronto holds such a dear place in Jeff’s heart. We’ll also hear about his experience becoming a vegan while writing his latest critically acclaimed book, The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals.

For animal lovers, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters everywhere, The Emperor’s Embrace is a book that will forever change our perceptions of parenthood and family love. Jeff is also the author of the international bestseller, When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals.

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