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Doting Doves and Philosophical Fish

Doting Doves and Philosophical Fish

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how much do animals think and feel? A collection of stories and facts to look at how much animals think and feel.
how much do animals think and feel? A collection of stories and facts to look at how much animals think and feel.

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Published by: beckyhall on Dec 12, 2010
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- STORIES AND EVIDENCE OF ANIMAL EMOTIONS -- OUR TREATMENT OF FEELING ANIMALS -- HOW WE CAN HELP ANIMALS -
 
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CONTENTS 
How Much Do Animals Feel?
3- Compassion 5- Intelligence 8- Love 10- Pleasure & Pain 12
Our Treatment Of Feeling Animals
14- Meat 15- Milk & Eggs 18- Seafood 20- Endangered Species 21- Vivisection 22- Fur 24- Animals Used For Entertainment 26
How You Can Help
28- Ethical Consuming 29- Spreading The Word 34- Campaigning 37- Local Wildlife 38Copyright © 2010 by Rebecca Hall. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without writ-ten permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in criticalarticles and reviews.For more information on this book and the issues discussed in it, log ontospeakfortheanimals.webs.com.
 
Descartes famously stated that animals ‘act naturally and mechanically,like a clock which tells the time better than our judgement does. Doubt-less when the swallows come in Spring, they operate like clocks. The ac-tions of honeybees are of the same nature and the discipline of cranes in
ight, and of apes ghting. All originate from the corporal and mechani
-cal principal.’ Fortunately, today it seems most people have moved far from this belief. Humans also need to be able to carry out certain actions but we know it's our feelings that drive us to do them. It would, accord-ing to nature, make sense for animals to have similar feelings to humansas it would make it more likely that animals would carry out the functionsnecessary for survival. An animal's more likely to run away from danger if it's afraid, more likely to look after it's young if it feels love for themand more likely to play and learn survival skills, if it has fun doing this.However, when animals act in
a way that isn’t to their benet
through emotions, this proveshow they are more feeling than‘programmed’, otherwise they’d be acting in a way that works best to aid their survival. For example, when animals freezein fear, this puts them at greater risk of being caught by the pred-ator. If they were programmedas some Scientists suggest, theywould run as fast as they can
HOW MUCH DO ANIMALS FEEL? 
3(which they sometimes do, but then so do humans!). Also When an ani-mal looses someone close to them they often give up eating and drink-ing and often die; if they were programmed to survive, they would carryon regardless.

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