There is ever-increasing evidence that other animals possess
intelligence and abilities beyond anything that most humans are aware
of (or want to know about, for obvious reasons).
The following article is just a small sampling of the evidence that
contradicts the ignorant beliefs about animals that people have been
clinging to for thousands of years:
“Pigs are naturally anything but dirty and brutish. And if given
half a chance, will display high intelligence. Ask Professor Stanley
Curtis of Pennsylvania State University. He taught several pigs to
understand complex relationships between actions and objects in order
to play video games. Curtis, along with his colleagues, found these
creatures to be focused, creative, and innovative – equal in
intelligence to chimpanzees. Similarly, other researchers have found
chickens to show empathy (and to be smart as well), cows to respond to
music, and fish to be as individualistic as dogs.”
From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” Sixth Edition by Pamela Rice.
Isn’t it appalling that chickens, who show empathy, are not
considered animals in our country and have absolutely no legal
protection?! Yet there is no excuse for this ignorant hardness of heart.
It’s obvious that humans have been aware of the empathy of chickens for
over 2,000 years, otherwise Jesus would not have mentioned hens to
illustrate his own feelings of empathy: (Matthew 23:37 and Luke 13:34)
37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those
who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children
together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you
34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and
stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children
together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you
would not have it!"
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