Friday, July 27, 2012

Animal Emotions

We tend, as humans, to project human emotions onto wild animals, as though they too experience compassion or joy or anger or even the greatest emotion of all, love. I seriously doubt they experience anything like human emotions and any apparent similarities between our species and theirs are projections we posit on them.  But, hey, whaddaIknow.  I could be wrong. I do know when you look into the eyes of an osprey, you are looking at an emotionless killer who experiences no compassion for the fish she consumes each and every day, often before they have expired.  There is absolutely no remorse or understanding of the suffering of the fish.  These eyes, the last sight many fish experience, are those of a cold-blooded, heartless killer. Nature, red in tooth and claw.

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