Botero, Maria (2016) Death in the family. Animal Sentience 4(2)
Barbara J. King, Animal mourning: Précis of How animals grieve (King 2013)
Barbara King presents grief as the result of the capacity of human and non-human animals for social and affectionate bonds. This is a novel approach that provides a context for interpreting behavioral evidence of grief. The book also offers thought-provoking insights into the relationship between emotion and the expression of emotion. The most surprising element of King’s approach is that, throughout the book, her account of non-human animal grief forces us to reassess the way we treat them.