> Skip to content
The Pig Who Sang To The Moon
About the book
  • Published: 1 March 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099285748
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $27.95

The Pig Who Sang To The Moon


Formats & editions


The first ever book to tell us what pigs (and cows and sheep and chickens) think and feel.

This is a book about farm animals - chickens, cows, sheep and goats - and what they think and feel. As with his previous bestsellers on animal emotions, Jeffrey Masson reveals that these creatures, so often despised or abused, feel complex emotions - among them love, loyalty, friendship, sadness, grief and sorrow. The domesticated animals which live on our farms are very little removed from their wild ancestors, and keep the emotions that belong to those animals when they lived free. This means that the confinement farm animals are subjected to is painful to them and that those enduring factory farm conditions are suffering little less than torture. Thinking about the wild ancestors of farm animals allows us to answer many questions that were once considered unanswerable. Those answers, however uncomfortable, are at last providing insights into the personalities and needs of the animals on whom we depend.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099285748
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $27.95

About the Author

Jeffrey Masson

Jeffrey Masson graduated from the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute and was briefly Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. The book he wrote with Susan McCarthy on animal emotions, When Elephants Weep (1994), became a bestseller in the United States. Since then he has published nine books on animals and their emotions, including Dogs Never Lie About Love, The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats and most recently, The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving. He lives with his family in Auckland, New Zealand.

Also by Jeffrey Masson

See all

Related titles