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Amazing Animals

Written by PETA | March 4, 2011

Animals find new ways to astonish us every day. Wouldn’t it be great if we returned the favor by astonishing them with our compassion?

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  • Dolphins  and researchers have learned to speak each other’s language. Can a Rosetta Stone course be far behind?
  • Perhaps those dolphins can help us translate a Compassionate Action Award into dolphinese for this pup-friendly pod who rescued a dog.
  • A courageous canine has proved that true friends are there when you need them most.
  • A goose has found her lovebird in a retiree who visits the park where she lives.
  • The Daily Mail answers the question, can dogs (and cats and elephants) die of a broken heart?
  • Gorillas have been caught on film having a family meeting. Maybe over who ate the last banana?
  • Chimpanzees laugh at their friends’ jokes, even when they aren’t funny.
  • Macaques question their own reasoning. A lesson in there for humans, perhaps?
  • U.K. scientists have discovered that “sheepish” really means “brainy.”

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • M.E.Kent says:

    What if animals and people could work together to prevent the death of animals on human roadways? That’s the premise of The Listener, a new ebook published at Smashwords. Published: Mar. 11, 2011. $3.99.

  • Samuela says:

    It is sad how humans feel the need to PROVE that animals are intelligent/have feelings. To do so, they keep them caged, stick wires in their skulls and chop ’em up, like a child does to a toy. Jessica is right. It would be the human thing to do, wouldn’t it, to acknowledge that we are animals, and to have scientists who want to investigate life, instead of breaking the toy to see what’s in it.

  • Jay says:

    More sanctuaries for all these amazing beings! The fact so many exploit them to me is a Sin…

  • fyaren says:

    I completely agree; we should all try and “astound” our earthly companions with some compassion. Right now I live in halls in the UK while I’m doing my MSc (university residence), and there is a cat who wanders around and seems to live here. She has a collar and a tag but no one knows who really takes care of her, and over the holidays she seemed to be looking for food a lot more than usual so I went out and got her some cat food. Now, whenever she comes into our building, we give her a bowl of water, a bowl of food, and let her curl up on the bed. The first time I got the food out I could have sworn she was meowing in gratitude … which actually made me feel terrible for not having done that earlier.

  • Jessica says:

    Yes but now because of the sheep’s intelligence they want to use them in animal research to see about curing Huntington’s Disease. And it was animal research of sheep, monkeys, mice, and rats that showed how smart sheep are.