Written by Michelle Kretzer
The time is approaching for students to
heave a collective groan and start hitting the books once again. And while we
don't condone copycatting, these brainy animals would be great cats to copy off
if you find yourself seated next to one this semester:
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And the most important lesson that we
can learn from animals? Having compassion for them.
Winter Olympics, make way for Apolo Crowno. An enterprising bird
turned a jar lid and a snowy roof into a thrilling winter sport.
the cow doesn't need Pop-A-Lock. When she wants to go for a stroll, she just unlatches
the barn gate with her tongue.
After being swept away in an avalanche
that claimed the life of one of his guardians, a dog in Montana used his wits to find his way back through 4 miles of snow to the exact hotel
room where his family had been staying before the incident. A search-and-rescue
team member drove the dog home to his grateful family.
Another intrepid dog's rescue was caught on
tape when he swam up to a kayaker (whose boat was equipped with a video camera)
a half-mile out into the Gulf of Mexico. The dog and his guardian had been hit
by a drunken driver, and after seeing his guardian die, the terrified dog ran
blindly into the sea. The kayaker was eventually able to track down the dog's
Perhaps the injured dog could tell that the
kayaker would know what to do, thanks to dogs' uncanny ability to read human intent.
Many people, including scientists, hold
that animals have a "sixth
sense." One researcher has compiled thousands of cases in which animals sensed events such
as an impending natural disaster or the imminent arrival of a family member.
Of course, anyone who has ever loved an
animal knows how intelligent and sensitive each one is.
Written by PETA
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.