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4 Facts That Prove Pigs Are Smarter Than You Think
Offbeat  (tags: pigs, intelligence, playful animals, social animals, empathy, individuality, protection of animals, ethics )

- 471 days ago -
Pigs are finally enjoying some time in the spotlight as the world realizes that these smart, playful animals make truly fantastic pets. While traditionally pigs have been thought of strictly as farm animals, people now see the unique intelligence that...
A Poem About You! (Video)   video
Offbeat  (tags: poetry, inspiration, empathy, poem, individuality, flowers )

- 1063 days ago -
A poem by simply_kenna
Six Habits of Highly Empathic People - Via Alternet
Offbeat  (tags: Research, Empathy, Humans, Interesting News )

- 1939 days ago -
Are you a HEP (highly empathic person)? Well, even if you're not, it's possible to cultivate these highly pro-social traits. This interesting article was originally published by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.
What Loving My Dogs Taught Me About Empathy
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, dogs, protection, empathy )

- 2205 days ago -
Growing up in a dysfunctional family, everything I know about unconditional love came from animals -- and they're still teaching me.
Mother Dolphin Carries Her Dead Calf On Dorsal Fin (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, animal behavior, marine mammals, dolphins, grieving in dolphins, empathy, maternal love, mother dolphin, complex emotions )

- 2245 days ago -
This poor grieving mother dolphin takes us, without words, to a place where as one of our passengers said in the video "humans and dolphins are not so different."
New Study Confirms Rats Have Empathy (But Do We?)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, rats, empathy, environment, suffering, protection )

- 2719 days ago -
Yet despite the seeming inability of some judges, lawmakers, regulators, and researchers to find empathy for rats, a new study confirms that rats themselves empathize with each other and will forego personal rewards to liberate their suffering friends
We Have Much in Common With Wolves; Solution Complicated
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, humans, loyalty, families, empathy, wild animals, survival )

- 3098 days ago -
The species has redeeming characteristics: They form tight family bonds and demonstrate great tenderness, even empathy. They are loyal and have been known to sacrifice themselves for a loved one in harm's way.
Do You Know Your 'Empathy Quotient'? (Take the Test and See)
Offbeat  (tags: Test, empathy, Empathy Quotient, humans, psychology, interesting, sexes, difference )

- 3375 days ago -
"The female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy. The male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems." True? May well be. If you like tests, this quick, 60 question test will give you an EQ (Empathy Quotient) score:
There's No Need to Teach Kids How to Kill Animals
Offbeat  (tags: compassion, children, killing animals, empathy, cruelty, society )

- 3401 days ago -
Those are the kinds of values that were reinforced in me that cold winter morning long ago, when I witnessed a man refuse to shoot a defenseless animal and saw that his compassion was far greater than any community pressure that sought to get him to go
White Bird (It's A Beautiful Day)   video
Offbeat  (tags: animals. love, empathy, compassion, vegan, human-animals ha's )

- 4051 days ago -
The White Bird just sits it her Gage Alone--She must Fly (and NOT be in a CAGE!) SAD!!!!! Let her GO!!!!!!! Let Her be FREE!!! She's Sadly growing Old The sunsets go the suns She must fly....she must fly White Bird in a Golden Cage ALONE!!!

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