Animals and Empathy

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The reason we connect so much with mammals, rather than other animals, is because they seem to understand our moods and read our body language, according to Dr. Frans de Waal, an expert and lecturer on animal social behavior.

“Most of our pets are mammals because mammals sense our emotions, we sense theirs and so we connect better with them than, say, fish or iguanas.” People believe that their pets really understand them and to an extent, de Waal agrees.  Click here to read more...