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  • Emotion In Animals

    In order to show emotion surely you must feel and have emotions, must you not? For instance, if you were to show empathy towards another human it would be declared that you can feel emotion as a consequence of having emotions, would it not? So why is this not that the case regarding animals’ emotions? As Flintoff states, animals show empathy, joy, fear, grief; the list is endless ‘they have a very rich ensemble of emotions’; why is this ignored by many? Out of convenience? Or perhaps because we are too close minded much like we were when we thought that ‘Africans or women had no soul’ or when we thought ‘babies [...] did not feel pain.’ ‘Even in humans it’s difficult to measure emotion’ but why have we ruled this out entirely for animals;…

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  • Do Animals Have Emotions

    Emotion has been a developing field in psychology for years now and recently expanded beyond understanding just human emotion. Years ago, animals were only studied to see how they modeled human emotion, but now these animals are not just lab rats but viewed as unique creatures with their own behaviors and feelings that compare to a humans, but are not the same. In fact the field of animal emotion is growing more and more as animal behavior becomes a popular profession and easier to research.…

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  • The Ambiguity Of Animal Emotions

    he word "emotion" dates back to 1579, when it was adapted from the French word émouvoir, which means "to stir up".[1]Animal emotions have been an issue of hot discussion over the centuries with discussions dating back as early as the mid 19th century when Charles Darwin wrote about animal consciousness. Since then it has occupied many a scientist. The question is: what is the basis of assuming that non-human animals have feeling? Is it just established on the mere observation of people, or is…

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  • Importance Of Animals Essay

    doesn’t speak the human language. Why is it a crime to kill another human but not an animal? Animals are living beings who feel,touch,see, and sense. Animals just like humans, too have feelings and emotions. It can be so evident that animals also have feelings because it is exhibited by simple observation of their external organism. Observing an animal’s body,eyes and even listening to them can display and reveal their emotions. As simple as…

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  • Summary Of Jealousy In Dogs

    my group picked was “Jealousy in Dogs,” the experiment was conducted by Christine R. Harris and Caroline Prouvost out of the University of California, San Diego. The article was published in July of 2014 by the Public Library of Science (PLOS). The paper covers animal behavior, specifically dog emotions. The topic is interesting because I was always told you anthropomorphize your pets by giving them emotions. The paper hypothesizes that there is a primary version of jealousy that does not…

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  • Characterization Of Animals In Jack London's The Call Of The Wild

    “The Call of the Wild,” Jack London, has written several stories from the perspective of animals living in the wild. He has received much praise for his unique view on the thoughts and behaviors of animals, but he has also received backlash for this as well. Because of his portrayal of animal thought processes, London has been accused of being a “nature faker,” meaning that he gives human-like characteristics to the animal protagonists of his novels of whom, according to his naysayers, are…

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  • Grizzly Man Rhetorical Analysis

    Timothy was an outgoing man who had a passionate love for animals, mostly bears. He displays strong emotion for them on camera so that the audience can get a taste of that feeling as well. He pushes the subject of how bears are some of life’s greatest creations based on the feelings that he himself feels. He constantly shoots videos of him directly in front of the camera so that his emotions can be shown and the excitement of being so close to a bear is clear. Nichols writes, “Performance here…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Animal Captivity

    people, are there any physical or mental implications the baby tiger might endure? Is it morally justified for one’s wishes to be granted at the sake of an animal 's welfare? Should animals be used for one’s amusement or should they merely be left to their own device? Animal captivity brings forth its own set of problems even when the desire to conserve is present. Zoos and wildlife sanctuaries are the most common forms of animal captivity. In the episode Morgan See, Morgan Do, from the…

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  • Pet Ethical Dilemmas

    In this paper, I want to focus on how society talks about pets and the ethical concerns around owning different animal beings. Through my experience of owning a turtle, I have realized he is not what anyone would consider a “pet” because society doesn’t regard him as a normal “pet”. I will argue the social construct of “pets” is harmful because it results in humans treating animal beings unequally. Childhood stories, fables and television portray turtles as being slow and cautious, which gave…

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  • Aristotle Being An Animal Analysis

    plants and animal. The plant has nutritive soul and the animal process both nutritive soul and perceptive soul. If we discuss animal further, we can divide animal into rational animal, which is human, and non-rational animal. The essential feature of “being an animal” is perception. From the Aristotle Introductory Reading: “413b2: What makes something an animal is primarily perception.” Perception is the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through senses. From the…

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