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Never Think Animals Do Not Feel

Sorry for posting so much but I am laying here feeling pretty yukkie. Seems the third day is always the worst and then uphill.  This topic is one of my passions. I hear people call animals “dumb animals” and treat them like they have no feelings and it makes me sick. I have said this before, if you do not know if what you do hurts an animal, then do it to yourself first. If it hurts you, it will hurt the animal.

Also, I want to ask people to stop thinking of animals as objects. Parents get children animals and when it does not work out, they take it to the shelter. Here a feeling animal has grown attached to a family only to be abandoned. And it shows in their looks. All animals want is to be loved. If they are wild, love them from a distance but do not abuse them. If they are domestic animals, please treat them like what they are…feeling, living beings and not a toy that you can just give away when you are tired of it, not something to make money with without concern for the animal but a living, feeling, breathing being.

Ok, back to animals feeling. If you really look at animals, you will see emotions in animals and research has shown that they do feel. Animals often say their pet is smiling and others will scoff at them. And animals feel fear, pain, sorrow, loss, excitement, joy, contentment. Where did some humans get the ideas that only we humans feel these things and they can mistreat these wonderful creatures? Animals show expressions and give actions because they have no words to tell us that something bothers them, that they are tired, that they want to be left alone, that they are hungry, etc and if we pay attention we soon learn our own pet’s expressions and sounds.

Animals showing fear. Can you see the fear in their eyes?

human showing fear

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Bears showing love

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Humans showing love. Amazing how similar is it not.

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Animals Showing Anger

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Human showing anger

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Animals showing grief

Humans showing grief

Amazing when you look at animals, really look at them, their expressions are so much like our own and that is because they do feel. They feel the tone of our voice, they feel any thing physically done to them be it love or hurt, they feel loss when they lose someone or one of their own and they even feel anger….just like us. And they smile and show joy just like we do.

Animals showing happiness

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Baby Smiling and showing happiness

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Animal loving a human

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What is sad is that humans are the biggest threat to animals. Is that not horrible. These beautiful, smart and feeling creatures and we are their biggest threat. People take their land which takes their habitats and food. People use them in horrific ways such as in dog fighting. People slaughter them in horrendous ways. People mistreat them and injure them and most of their deaths are because of humans. Is it not time that people quit treating them like objects and started treating them as the magnificent creatures they are?

September 22, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on Dr. Sherry E. Showalter – "Keepin It Real" and commented:
    This is just to awesome not to share! enjoy enjoy ENJOY…. a blogger and dear friend worth giving a shout out to and sending up good energy for as she now struggles yet maintains such hope, inspiration and great posts for so many… Thanks friend!

    Comment by SHERRY E SHOWALTER | September 28, 2012 | Reply

  2. We have two very precious members of our family that bring us such joy. ginger is a rescue we were blessed that someone found her and took her to our daughters work (vet clinic) she was 2 when we got her now 16 , the first three years she would cringe and wet whenever I came near but dearly loved my husband so we figured a woman abused he. eventually after working with her everyday for close to three years she finally came to me and let me pet her, we have a wary relationship but she definitly loves my husband . Then when my daughter passed she had a min-pin yorkie mix and he was only ten weeks so I brought him home and he is my special boy!

    Comment by lenwilliamscarver | September 23, 2012 | Reply

  3. You are so right on, Deb! Ever since I have had cancer, my Sophie will not leave me. I have to walk carefully because she is usually right between my feet. Sometimes I feel like she is almost human. She truly is my best friend–couldn’t be without her.
    You are in my prayers, Deb. I pray you have a quick uphill.

    Comment by reformedgranny | September 22, 2012 | Reply


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