Books Jessica Pierce Books by Jessica Pierce Jessica Pierce has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Jessica Pierce Mattia D'Antonio/iStockphoto 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Should We Really Be Keeping Cats And Dogs — And Geckos — As Pets? May 5, 2016 We love our dogs, cats and bunnies, sure. But are we fooling ourselves in thinking that pet-keeping is good for animals? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a bioethicist's new book.