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Emotional Suffering

Gas Chambers: The totally unnecessary evil

It really is long-past time to ban gas chambers as a means to euthanize animals. ALL of the excuses for using gas chambers have been wiped off the table. I’m not sure how any shelter operator at this point can really claim they have to use the gas chamber. So many communities have banned the […]

Guest blog post on Scientific American questions the reality of emotions in animals

I found  a guest blog post on the Scientific American website that seems to question the existence of animals experience emotion. Kristina Bjoran on the one hand seems to want to believe that animals have feelings, but near the beginning of her post, she makes the following declaration: “” The problem is, we can’t say […]

Study: Hens react with emotion when chicks are in discomfort

I found a very interesting article in LiveScience.com, reporting on a study conducted on hens at England’s University of Bristol. It seems the mother hens reacted in a rather extreme way if they felt their chicks were in distress. It is believed the hens are showing empathy. The hens were separated from the chicks during […]