I have always figured that animals must have some sort of emotion level, as it says in the article, its bad biology to disagree with this claim.
S+F OP, Thanks for bring this info to light, its good to see
Originally posted by Wallachian
That was very touching, thank you for posting this! Not that i would have actually needed any more proof that animals have emotions, i have been convinced of that all my life.
Speaking of magpies, those are really smart birds. And they do care about each other, i once saved a young magpie that had been cornered by my cat in the garden. What alerted me were two adult magpies circling the house constantly and making hellish noises. And that, for about half an hour, non stop. Luckily i figured it out in time and saved the day (and the magpie).
Originally posted by Ha`la`tha
You guys have some strange magpies.. They almost look safe and cute !!
Unlike our swooping eyegobblers! These bugger are nasty when protecting their eggs.
Scientists have previously discounted opinions of those who claim animals feel emotions as overly anthropomorphic