The ASPCA video below tells the story of Zack, a little dog the organization rescued from a Michigan puppy mill earlier this year. Zack was very afraid and it took some time and compassionate contact to allow him to understand that not all people are evil.
I will be writing very soon about some new research being reported, which offers further scientific proof that animals did experience emotions. Stay tuned.
But there really are no doubts remaining on this topic. Animals like dogs, cats, pigs, horses, elephants, monkeys and many, many more do experience emotion. Anyone who denies this fact – from scientists or others – is simply WRONG.
Zack’s video clearly shows his emotions. Now some on the other side would claim I am wrong because I am basing my findings purely on observation. – WRONG. This would be like telling an emergency room doctor he was incorrect because he was basing his conclusion that a patient had been shot by merely observing the wound.
Or would these same folks on the other side suggest we needed to toss out any mental health care for trouble people because doctors could only base a diagnosis on observations and what the patient was telling them? WRONG.
We really do know that animals experience emotion and can therefore suffer both physically and emotionally and can on the other end, experience happiness and joy. We see the positive end of the emotional spectrum when we come home to great our pets.
So it’s time to put what we know as facts to work and ramp up animal-cruelty laws across the nation and across the planet, to better protect animals from abuse.
Again, stay tuned to the blog for much more on this topic. Thank you for reading.
PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion - teamed with Science and Logic