When the old skin becomes dry, wrinkled and uncomfortable, the snake sheds it, i.e. the skin has no more life in it and the animal leaves it behind to start afresh. Some human seem to cling to their ‘old skin’, they just cannot let it go. It is wise to learn from our reptile friends... Continue Reading →
Temple Grandin devoted a section of her book (“Animals in Translation”) to explaining the evolution, similarities and differences between the brains of animals and humans. She named the section ‘Lizard Brains, Dog Brains, and People Brains’. (I’d prefer to change ‘dog brains’ into ‘cat brains’ in the title, but, well. I’m biased…) Dr Grandin describes... Continue Reading →
There is another human behaviour directed at animals (usually domesticated ones) that is disrespectful and unacceptable – treating pets as toys and babies: for example, dressing dogs and cats in ridiculous outfits, hats, boots and ribbons, taking them to pets’ hairdressers for ludicrous treatments, parading them in front of other humans, and the like. The... Continue Reading →
Often humans’ behaviour towards animals is inappropriate, difficult and wrong. These behaviours include (but not limited to): cruelty; killing animals just for fun; using animals for experiments; keeping animals in captivity (sometimes in terrible conditions); making them perform for the crowds and so on. I haven’t included one behaviour that some animals would – eating... Continue Reading →
One of the meanings of the adjective elephantine is ‘clumsy’. However, whatever elephants are they are NOT clumsy’. The elephant can move stealthily; it walks on the tip of its toes; its toes are spread flat and takes most of its weight. Thanks to the soft tissues on their feet that serve as cushion pads,... Continue Reading →
Till recently, some researchers believed that animal communication was ‘mechanical’, and animal languages were primitive, and indeed couldn’t be called languages at all. But hold on a minute. Take cats, for example. Cats communicate differently from humans. And often, their methods of communication are much more effective and successful. Felinologically speaking, using their methods (which... Continue Reading →
We share the same planet. It’s time we learn to talk to animals.
If it isn’t bad enough, that we hurt other humans through wars, fighting, emotional abuse and so on, we are even more cruel when it comes to other animals that we share the planet with. But what if we could actually talk to them? What if they could tell us how wrong we are to hurt them?
To learn more about this incredible ability to really connect with animals, please visit Anna’s website. http://animalspirit.org/
We need to become better partners with our animal friends. We share the Earth. We do not have dominion over all animals… that is a fallacy created by man for man. We are abusers of our role on this planet and it is time that we changed!
There is a wonderful one-hour presentation on Youtube given by Anna Breytenbach at Findorn in 2013… a recommended watch and Anna has many other Youtube videos you can enjoy…
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Animals have the same basic emotions as humans, but there are some differences. The main difference between animal emotions and human emotions is that animals don’t have mixed emotions (for example, love-hate relationships with each other) the way most humans do. That’s why animals are loyal. If they love you, they love you no matter... Continue Reading →