View Poll Results: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    If and when Humans with (according to some) superior intelligence cease being the dominant life form.
    My guess is that the Ants/Termites would be well placed to effect an eventual takeover of the planet.
    I would assume that their (intelligence) would be that of survival.
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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yes, they clearly have emotions and feelings. If you're asking if they are "conscious" or "self-aware"...I think it depends on the animal. There is a spectrum of consciousness IMO, and I think most large mammals have some degree of it.
    Some humans are remarkably un-self aware for that matter.

    I voted yes. My dogs are full of emotions, it's perfectly obvious.

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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    My dog expressed some ennui just yesterday.
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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    tucker, what breed of dog is that?

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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    most mammals do, from what i've seen, the smarter types of birds, like parrots, ravens and crows do, however, none of my pet fish or lizards have ever shown emotion.
    I just came back from a week in Flordia and they have little lizards all over the place. (this time of year) They are brown and black and I saw one turn white. Not sure if was b/c of fear or what.

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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora151989 View Post
    tucker, what breed of dog is that?
    I have no idea. It's not mine. I just looked up "bored dogs" and posted the most bored looking dog.
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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Beautiful Pooch, Tucker...I see a smart, soulful best friend there.

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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    I think every poisonous snake I see thinks "Oh S###t I am history.

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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    PETA are idiots who think it's okay for a cat to eat a mouse but not for a human to eat a chicken. If you want to graze like a cow do it. I have no problem with that; just leave this predator carnivore alone. Would you poke a bear with a stick?
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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    Depending on their evolutionary complexity, yes.

    Do they have rights?

    No, of course not.

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