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

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  • yes, (I'm an older person 60+)

    2 2.74%
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  • yes, (I'm a younger person 30 or less)

    29 39.73%
  • no, (I'm a younger person 30 or less)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRevs View Post
    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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    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 Goshin View Post
    Well, I brought up dogs because I consider myself well-informed and experienced with that species.

    Elephants and dolphins... I know what I've read, that's about it.

    I don't doubt that there are animals whose mental/emotional depths are far greater than dogs and cats.... but this is kind of how I see it, rating them from lesser to greater mentality:

    Insects--- 0.1
    Fish------ 0.5
    Reptiles--- 1 or 2
    Squirrel--- 4 (I'm tempted to say -10 for running in front of the truck! lol)
    Cat, Dog-- 8
    Pig------- 9
    Elephant-- 15
    Chimpanzee 18 or 19.
    Dolphin---- 17 to maybe 20.
    HUMAN --- 100.
    You notice that all of the ones you put in the top rank are by nature social animals?
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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    I would put cockroaches at the top of the list. They will inherit the earth.

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

    BTW, why do we care if they have emotions or not anyway? What we have to be concerned about is if they ever start becoming lawyers.
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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRevs View Post
    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?
    PETA does more harm than good.

    And while I do support the SPCA? I can tell you that I feel some of their ads hurt them rather than help their cause.
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    Re: do non-human animals have emotions, feelings?

    They certainly develop bonds...

    check this out... a hunter gave two tiny deer... half pound each to a local to raise.
    She did and after 10-months the deer went to the wild. They'd see the deer along the forest once in a while... then one day, the female deer now 2-years old showed up at the kitchen door, came in the house seemingly stressed out and gave birth. Safe place... no predators in the house.

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

    We'll never know exactly. I would say yes, but their emotions are less complicated than humans I would assume. But we will never truly know.

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