In Jeremy Rifkin’s article, “A Change of Heart about Animals”, proves his statement that many of our fellow creatures also “feel pain, suffer and experience stress, affection, excitement and even love..”. I agree that animals share similar feelings as us, and I believe that they should be treated in a way that they can feel comfortable and care in their surroundings. Just because animals may not be completely the same as us, that should not give the right to a human to mistreat and abuse of an animal’s life. Animals can be well treated and cared for without giving them the right to be treated as a human. In Victoria
This also connects back to what Seed mentions in his book that humans associated language with life and it being a characteristic of human nature. If we find something to connect us with someone or something, we can feel more comfortable with our
Mistreating animals as if one does not care for them is the same as mistreating humans. By mistreating poor doubtless animals it affects them and can sometimes lead into suffering stress. If humans are able to protect each other from harm, then why cannot animals do the same thing by having rights? This question is usefully asked for those who try to protect the rights of animals. In the article Of Primates and Personhood the author Ed Yong, a science journalist, contends, “I feel we should extend rights to a wide range of nonhuman animals… ‘all creatures that can feel pain should have a basic moral status’” (5).
Human slavery was one species owning members of the same species. Humans can understand the language and facial expressions of other humans, which is still missing between human and animal relationships. Humans, who own other humans, have full knowledge of how they’re harming the other human. They knowledgeably beat their human property until they submit to whatever the owner wants. On the other hand, animals are a different species, who at the current time, humans can never fully understand their emotions or thoughts.
They simply imitate the sounds that they have heard. For example, a parrot is most likely not born with the instinct to say, “hello, how was your day?” Rather, they hear phrases such as these often around their home, so they repeat it. One would most likely not see a wild parrot in the jungle saying, “how was your
A professional in the field can look at a photograph or animal in the distance and be able to know the approximate size of the animal. Scientists who follow orca pods are able to determine who the leader is, monitor growth of the pod members and see the social structure within the pod. The things SeaWorld says we've learned from orcas in captivity, we can also learn from orcas in the wild. There are also things we could never learn from keep orcas in captivity, such as hunting techniques and the rate of depth they can dive. Captive orcas are not able to hunt, they are never given the chance to hunt in captivity and their tanks are not deep enough for them to dive the way they would in the
Some research shows that many animals including birds, frogs, monkeys, and dogs all have similar organized brains. A dog’s brain organization doesn’t just have to do with paw preference, it can also affect a dog’s tail wagging. Movements of a dog are biased to the right or left depending upon
In contrast, animals have sensitive souls which have the power of sensation, locomotion and some sort of self-preservation, as well as containing the functions of the vegetative soul. For Aristotle, there is a hiearchy in forms of souls. All higher forms of soul also contain the powers of the lower forms. Finally, there is the rational soul, belonging to humans, which has the ability to conceptualize. The rational soul is intrinsically tied to the body, which differentiates Aristotle 's idea of soul from that of the Atomists and many moderns who disconnect body and soul.
The effects of emotions happen both intrapersonally (inside you, the individual) and interpersonally (between people). While other animals share many of the physical properties underlying our emotional experience, there is something deeply unique in that our mind plays a huge role both in how we experience emotion and what emotions we experience. Emotions occur in every relationship we cultivate. Emotions are primarily shown in the