The Emotional Lives of Animals by Marc Bekoff is the new book the Book Club will read through and discuss from the 16th September in Cornucopia, 6.30pm.

To join the book club please book by sending an email to vegansireland[at]

  • Book:The Emotional Lives of Animals, by Mark Bekoff.
  • Where: Cornucopia (upstairs), 19/20/Wicklow St, Dublin 2.
  • Time: 6.30-8.30pm.
  • When: Starts on the 16th Sept, then every two weeks after.

About the Book:

“Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives.
Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the latest scientific research confirming the existence of emotions that common sense and experience have long implied.
Filled with Bekoff’s light humor and touching stories, The Emotional Lives of Animals is a clarion call for reassessing both how we view animals and how we treat them.”
How does it work?

Every fortnight for 6 meetings from the 16th September, the Book-Club will meet to discuss part of The Emotional Lives of Animals. Participants will have read a selected part prior to each meeting.
Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the book. Further discussion is available on the Book Club’s online email forum.

Copies of the book will be available at all upcoming Book Club or we can arrange to meet in Dublin City with books.

A Book-Club is where a group of people get together to discuss a book; express their opinions and ask questions.

It is essential that everyone participating obtain a copy of The Emotional Lives of Animals.