Study shows owners and non-owners recognize animal emotions

Posted on November 5, 2012March 18, 2021Categories Research & Publications   Leave a comment on Study shows owners and non-owners recognize animal emotions

“‘Sometimes I read about someone saying with great authority that animals have no intentions and no feelings, and I wonder, ‘Doesn’t this guy have a dog?”’ – Frans De Waal, quoted in The New York Times June 26, 2001 Charles Darwin argued that emotions evolved in both humans and animals; and scientists who have studied animals since Darwin have come to recognize the complexity of an animal’s mental states. But what about the non-professional public? Do the rest of us … Continue reading “Study shows owners and non-owners recognize animal emotions”