The Importance Of Animals

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Being the most advanced animal on Earth, humans often neglect the fact that we are too classified as animals, along with a multitude of others. People find animals fascinating; we keep many different species as pets and frequent zoos to stare at them as they lay around doing nothing, but nonetheless we find it entertaining. In recent years, a more debatable conversation has sparked about whether animals are conscious beings and capable of complex emotions and tasks. New evidence has been researched, making people change their old views, or sometimes making them stick to their guns even more. Animals have conscious minds that enable them to experience their surroundings in various ways, can think and feel emotions, and can solve problems they…show more content…
People repute the idea, saying they are not hardly advanced enough to be on the same playing field as humans in terms of emotion and thought. For example, “A fish brain does not have the cerebral cortex that mammals and more advanced critters feel discomfort when they are handles or pulled a line, but they don’t react to pain…” (The Rights of Animals). This deals with the thought fish and others aren’t advanced to have highly conscious minds. There is a debate on whether fishing is ethical, some saying they feel the pain of being hooked, and others saying they do not. Fish actually do feel pain; just because a species does not use a language to communicate does not mean they are unintelligent. Look at those who use sign language. They are just as much humans as those who speak, they just don’t admit an audible sound. That can be said to be the same for fish. They still have thoughts and emotions and feel. In fish farms, fish are crowded in small contained areas. They scrape against each other and often attack and bite each other in the fins. Why would they do this if to not make the others feel pain? They attack one another to make them hurt and to get them to back away from
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