by maude_migneron on September 7, 2016 - 10:08pm
Humans always question themselves if animals have feelings, and if they have any kind of intelligence. However, we preferred responding “no” to this question. Consequently, we feel okay to continue using them as tools for work, entertaining.... We may admire animals’ beauty and exoticism, but we mostly pity them. They seem mostly stupid. However, new studies begin to find out that the animal mind is complex and rich. Animals are able to communicate, feel... For example, parrots don’t only repeat the words, but they also seem to understand them. Indeed, they are able to form sentences. Also, we can take in example dolphins who seem to feel sadness when one of them died. Animals have a mind more complex than we may have thought. They don’t have the human’s intelligence, but they feel and understand some things.
issue of the article:
Is the mind of animals more complex than we think?
1- Humans are fascinated by animals, not only for their beauty, but also for their ignorance of the world. We don’t understand their mind.
2- Animal’s mind may be more complex than we think. The article use for example: parrots and how they understand words, gorillas that use language signs, dolphins and elephants that feel sadness for the dead ones…
3- Animal’s mind may not be as sophisticated as ours, but that doesn’t mean they are stupid. They just have limited capacities. They feel in another way than us.
Animals do have a complex mind.
I am convinced by this article. We want animals to be dumb and consciousness to justify our acts on them. We kill them for no reason, use them, beat them… only for our pleasure. Thinking that they could feel pain would make us killers, and we don’t want that. We think we are innocent. However, studies show that animals have feelings and can understand their surroundings as the article shows. We need to begin treating animals like we would treat a human.