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Humans are not the only ones capable of empathy

A little prairie vole comforting a member of its family, rats saving a fellow rat instead of chasing after a treat... Yes, animals do feel empathy.

04/14/2019 8:36 AM

36 comments

  • Philip B.
    07/11/2019 16:06

    I'm sick to the teeth of the misuse of the word "Empathy"!!!!

  • Lynette C.
    07/11/2019 08:12

    More empathy than humans

  • Larry P.
    07/10/2019 15:55

    There are plenty of greedy people that seem to be missing this.

  • Karen L.
    07/09/2019 10:55

    Surprise!,every living thing has all the same emotions that you have!.

  • Niki M.
    07/08/2019 16:44

    They need to teach this in schools.

  • Ahmad M.
    07/07/2019 18:28

    We should act like these animals.

  • Sherry W.
    07/07/2019 18:05

    I am not sure why people are surprised by this . . . Of course animals have feelings! . . . DUH 🤪

  • Ann P.
    07/07/2019 17:26

    I had an argument with 2 veterinarians who felt animals didn't have feelings. They still argued when I asked them what is it when the dog wags it's tail & jumps around after not seeing you for awhile? Although, with that attitude, I don't know why they would be glad to see either of them. Not vets I'd take my pet to.

  • Lieve V.
    07/07/2019 15:46

    We could learn from animal behaviour !

  • April C.
    07/06/2019 14:40

    Our supreme arrogance has prevented us from admitting the obvious.

  • Cafer A.
    07/06/2019 06:15

    sevmeyi sevismeyi biz bunlar kadar yapamiyoruz lafa gelince biz insaniz her seyin ustunde yaratilmisiz diyoruz ..

  • Carol C.
    07/04/2019 15:06

    This should come as NO SURPRISE to true Animal lovers, may God Bless the Animals.!!!

  • Elizabeth R.
    07/04/2019 13:12

    I'm always seriously bothered when I hear stupid people say other living things don't have feelings, or don't have any concept of family... Just how stupid do you have to be to believe that only humans have feelings

  • Betty G.
    07/01/2019 09:12

    People who own pets that are part of a pack are almost always empathetic to the others. My pit bull and his daughter were almost always together. Had to sleep, eat, play, whatever at all times. I couldn't walk one without the other and that's tough to walk them both. But when the father died, you could tell Attilla was sad. She would look for him, stand in the dog house and bark for him, but after awhile, I think she knew he was gone forever. By the time we noticed that her weight gain wasn't from eating, her kidneys were too far gone and she died within a couple of weeks. We buried her beside him so they can be together again.

  • Mrs J.
    06/26/2019 19:37

    There are some Humans that have no empathy out there!!! Its feelings not Intelligence

  • Rémy D.
    06/25/2019 00:44

    the biggest treat is from relations

  • Sara M.
    06/18/2019 09:16

    Empathy is the only true intelligence.

  • Brian D.
    06/15/2019 03:18

    Mutual Aid book by Peter Kropotkin in 1902. More mutual support within species and intra species than competition. A great read to consider more than just the present Darwinian/Malthusian paradigm.

  • Kathryn S.
    06/14/2019 19:34

    Not admitting this kind of sentience in animals allows people to abuse them without conscience. As we learn even more about the rest of the world we live in I suspect we will tread much more gently.

  • Athur D.
    06/14/2019 14:09

    The last sentence should be: the way we treat animals MUST be changed by these discoveries!

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