Animals actually have a lot of the same thought processes that we have.
They can feel empathy. It isn't just a human emotion.
For example, there was the time that elephants guarded an old woman from hyenas.
Or when a humpback whale saved a seal from killer whales.
Animals raise their young in a very similar fashion to us.
Animals' lives follow the arc of career, like ours do.
There are reasons that people refuse to believe animals can think and feel.
Animals respond to the world just like we do.
A lot of us with pets already feel like our pets can think and feel.
Animals have different personalities. Just like some of us are introverts and some are extroverts.
Animals feel a certain way about how to handle situations.
Experience shows in animals too.
But, most people just base their thoughts on casual sightings. And that isn't enough. What if we did the same for humans?
Now, Carl Safina has two dogs of his own and he notices the way they think and feel.
They can't speak our language but they are still great at communicating with him.
They also can remember things, such as specific places.
Honestly, they may be way smarter than anyone actually knows. There is still a lot of time to learn from them if we just take the time to.
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