Dr Jeffrey Masson is an author who has served as a professor at several universities in Canada and America. His book, When Elephants Weep became an international best seller, as did his next book, Dogs Never Lie About Love. Jeff also wrote about the emotions of farmed animals in The Pig Who Sang to the Moon and explored several issues related to animal agriculture in his book, The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food.
In his latest book, Beasts: What Animals can teach us about the origins of good and evil, he advances the thesis that the human species is far more violent than any other animal, in particular, orcas (who have never killed another orca in the wild, ever, as far as we know, nor a human in spite of what we have done to them). As more people have become interested in plant-based food over the last year, a new edition and translation of the Pig Who Sang to the Moon has been published in both Germany and Italy. A new edition is planned for England as well.
Jeffrey lives with his wife Leila, a paediatrician and their son Manu, in Sydney.