A Change Of Heart About Animals Essay

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Dear Editor, In “A Change of Heart About Animals,” Jeremy Rifkin says, “They feel pain, suffer and experience stress, affection, excitement, and even love - and these findings are changing how we treat them. We should think before we act because it affects the animals the same way it affects us. Beings raised in a well-mannered family, I believe that we should treat everyone and everything the same way we think humans should be treated. Studies have shown that animals are actually smart. For example, the two birds mentioned, Betty and Abel had cognitive abilities.They were able to figure out how to get the food out of a tube with a wire that was provided to them. When we think of animals, we think of them as dumb, innocent, or just plain stupid. The reason being is that we as humans think very highly of ourselves. This is true in many cases, I for one thought this. Dogs for example are possess the ability to find something hidden in the ground because of their very strong sense of smell. As a kid, I was amazed by this ability and constantly asked my parents how dogs were able to track people or animals down. Gorillas, which are considered to be a close relatives of ours, have been taught sign language and have mastered more than 1,000 signs. Not to mention they have been also learned how to understand several thousand words in the English dictionary. This is a very huge accomplishment that they overcame, and it just shows that with time, effort, and the drive to teach animals certain things, they can achieve many things in this great world of ours. Thinking…show more content…
Imagine a world if animals dominated it, and they treated us they same way we treated them. I would personally change my ways in treating animals because I hate it whenever I am looked down upon. Lastly, people should feel bad or have their conscience get to them whenever they mistreat all the animals in their life. If they don’t, what does that say about

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