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Does Sir David Attenborough's 'Africa' Show That Animals Have Feelings Like Humans?


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 716 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The BBC TV series offers further evidence that the animal kingdom has sensitive feelings



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Lindsay Kemp (1)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:36 am
I think that some animals display behaviour that is human-like - eg mourning the loss of a member of the herd or group. But I think we should be wary both of thinking we understand what is going on in an animal's mind based on the behaviour displayed, and of attaching emotions to an animal based on what we would do if we found ourselves in the situation that animal is in. Interesting article - thanks for posting.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:49 am
animals are awesome!!! I love each and every one!!
 

Donna Hamilton (152)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:28 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:33 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Julie E. (374)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:18 am
Of course they do.
 

Chrissie H. (22)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:11 pm
David Attenborough and the BBC are world class at presenting this type of programme.They offer a different perspective on animals' and their lives and yes,I believe that they can feel and grieve,like we humans'.
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:06 pm
Animals are sentient creatures, of course they have feelings like us, that is undeniable! Thanks Cher
 

Ruth M. (252)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:23 pm
Unfortunately this programme came in for a lot of stick because of the scene where the baby elephant dies. People here felt that the crew should have stepped in but it wasn't possible and regrettably it's nature. The only problem I had with it was that I thought they lingered too long on the death!
 

Suzanne L. (142)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:59 pm
No question for me. Animals definitely have emotions.
 

Kim O. (398)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:05 pm
I love David Attenborough's videos. Very sad about the baby elly. :*(
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:16 am
storks are jerks because they do not live as elephants do., I guess then if there is ever a reason to eat one, it is because they let their other child starve. I hope the bird feels terrible.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:35 am
All the more reason to stop the cruelty to animals and start showing some compassion and care to them
 
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