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Pleasurable Kingdom

October 26, 2006 Jonathan Balcombe, 2006
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Pleasurable Kingdom presents new evidence that animals—like humans—enjoy themselves. From birds to baboons, insects to iguanas, animals feel good thanks to play, sex, touch, food, anticipation, comfort, aesthetics, and more. Combining rigorous evidence, elegant argument and amusing anecdotes, leading animal behavior researcher Jonathan Balcombe shows that the possibility of positive feelings in creatures other than humans has important ethical ramifications for both science and society.