Just my opinions…Yes animals feel pain, and have other feelings as well as emotions…


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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/animals-science-medical-pain/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20161203news-WAQ&utm_campaign=Content&sf44687816=1

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150714-animal-dog-thinking-feelings-brain-science/

Just my opinions…

Animals also remember! They do not just act on instinct as many people tend to believe. They can also be taught – a bad example is circus animals, a good example is working animals. There are NUMEROUS animal/human interacting reunion videos proving this point – showing fear at first, then showing the excitement in the animal! They also know WHEN to use emotions and actions – try taking food away from almost ANY animal, domesticated or not – and you will most likely get some sort of reaction – depending on the type of animal! Watch an animal when it is frightened – for example a cat – what does a cat do when frightened? Jump! But a cat will learn to come to the sound of a can opener after just a few lessons! Cats/dogs can be potty trained as can various wild animals when patient! Animals can figure things out on their own if given an opportunity to do so!

My old 3/4 wolf taught himself how to either stand up and ring the doorbell (NO B/S), or just scratch at the door to be let in – he RARELY barked for any reason! Other animals learn other things – domesticated or wild! Animals also tend to associate pain with certain individuals/experiences – just watch their actions and see for yourself! They show pain with body posture! Animals also do mourn for the loss of their mate – I’ve seen this in person with more than 1 type of animal!

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