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Entries from July 2008

“The Emotional Lives of Animals”

July 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Captioned Photo, Quotations

“We owe it to all animals to make every attempt to come to a greater understanding and appreciation for who they are in their world and in ours. We must make kind and humane choices. There’s nothing to fear and much to gain by being open to deep and reciprocal interactions with other animals. Animals have in fact taught me great deal: about responsibility, compassion, caring, forgiveness, and the value of deep friendship and love. Animals generously share their hearts with us, and I want to do the same. Animals respond to us because we are feeling , and passionate beings, and we embrace them for the same reason.

Emotions are the gifts of our ancestors. We have them and so do other animals. We must never forget this.”

Marc Bekoff    —      from the summation of his book “The Emotional Lives of Animals”

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