Smilla

Smilla

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Apr 30, 2018
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I love elephants

What we have done to them is horrific, they are incredibly sensitive majestic beasts.

When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson is a book I’d recommend if you want to learn more about the emotional lives of animals.
 
Tiburcio

Tiburcio

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May 9, 2018
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What we have done to them is horrific, they are incredibly sensitive majestic beasts.


Unlike other wild demons, elephants don't rip and vore innocent organisms.

Am I crazy if I compare predators with demons?
 
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Dip

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Jul 27, 2018
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Most animals have a bad time handling stress and fear. Not surprisingly, they share with us different behavioral traits.

That reminds me of Rat Park and similar experiments that tested rats susceptibility to mind-altering drug addiction in two different environments: a small boring cage and a much larger enclosure with various pieces of equipment for the rats to interact with.

Unsurprisingly the results showed that while there were also other factors at play, the environment played a very significant role in determining rats preference for drugs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Park

Given the similarities that mammals share this would suggest that environment also plays a significant role for other mammals as well, mammals such as... humans.
 
RoloTomasi

RoloTomasi

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Jul 21, 2018
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Hey, that gorilla a year ago probably did suicide by cop.