posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 05:58 PM
From my experience with animals, they have feelings, emotions, love, hate, aggression, pain, and everything else any of us would feel. Great post.
I've come across people who claim animals are nothing more than machines who don't feel pain the way we do. It's not difficult to explain to them
why I believe these things, but it's very hard for them to accept it as anything more than biological programing. Based on that theory we are all
biologically programed. We are no different, except that as humans we understand all human emotions and expressions. We speak our language!
Since some animals have very limited facial expressions (or their expressions are too subtle for us to recognize), some people think of them as
machines. Simply because we can't understand most of their language doesn't mean they don't have one. Some people will deem animals intelligent
only if they start speaking our language, which is ridiculous. They will no sooner speak English or French (excluding parrots and some species of
birds), than we will speak Dog or Fish (although we are working on it!). Some body language is universal since we are so closely related,.... even if
certain people want to deny it, so at least we have that going for us.