Animals, language and morality

Alice Fulton (
Mon, 6 May 1996 22:00:06 -0500

There is a *wonderful* book on this question (of whether animals can talk
and how talking reflects moral relations) called "Adam's Task" by Vickie
Hearne. She is an animal trainer, poet and philosopher; her comments are
insightful and thought-provoking. I can't begin to do her justice by
summarizing this book; take a peek at it in the library or a bookstore, and
you'll see what I mean. I've read it four or five times, and keep finding
something new.