Author Topic: Animals understand love and care?  (Read 606 times)

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Re: Animals understand love and care?
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2008, 04:18:07 PM »
Has anyone heard of the story where a guy was being attacked by a Grizzly bear, only to be saved by his dog?... the dog ended up dying, but if that's not love and care, then I dunno what is. Point is, animals can feel emotions just like humans can. Just because they are not as complex as us doesn't mean they don't understand love. If you enforce positive energy on a cat, it will purr. If the cat loves you, it will come back to you and purr every time it feels the love. When I sleep at my girls house, the cat wakes me up by laying on my chest and purring. Then when I start petting him, he rubs his head into my face. Anyone who thinks animals are all about food is lost.

So where's your evidence animals can feel emotions just like humans can? Love is concept made up by humanbeings, which maybe only exists in our own minds. The concept of love actually differs a lot among different cultures. Just because you interpret the animal's behaviour as loving, doesn't have to mean the animal actually feels the love? The cat, for example, knows that purring will be rewarded with petting, which gonna make pur it even more. Where's the love in that cyclus? And the dog trying to save it's owner is simple group behaviour. That's how wolves support eachother in the wild too. There's no love involved in that, it's just altruďstic behaviour.
I'm not saying animals can't feel love, but for now I don't see any real scientific evidence.


When a cat purrs that means it feels content...they don't choose to purr, it just comes out. Explain why a cat will fall asleep on a humans chest purring? If the human leaves the room, the cat stops purring. LOL. Love is an energy. You can feel an animals energy when it's loving. Do you own any pets, by any chance?
 

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Re: Animals understand love and care?
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2008, 03:19:10 AM »
Has anyone heard of the story where a guy was being attacked by a Grizzly bear, only to be saved by his dog?... the dog ended up dying, but if that's not love and care, then I dunno what is. Point is, animals can feel emotions just like humans can. Just because they are not as complex as us doesn't mean they don't understand love. If you enforce positive energy on a cat, it will purr. If the cat loves you, it will come back to you and purr every time it feels the love. When I sleep at my girls house, the cat wakes me up by laying on my chest and purring. Then when I start petting him, he rubs his head into my face. Anyone who thinks animals are all about food is lost.

So where's your evidence animals can feel emotions just like humans can? Love is concept made up by humanbeings, which maybe only exists in our own minds. The concept of love actually differs a lot among different cultures. Just because you interpret the animal's behaviour as loving, doesn't have to mean the animal actually feels the love? The cat, for example, knows that purring will be rewarded with petting, which gonna make pur it even more. Where's the love in that cyclus? And the dog trying to save it's owner is simple group behaviour. That's how wolves support eachother in the wild too. There's no love involved in that, it's just altruďstic behaviour.
I'm not saying animals can't feel love, but for now I don't see any real scientific evidence.


When a cat purrs that means it feels content...they don't choose to purr, it just comes out. Explain why a cat will fall asleep on a humans chest purring? If the human leaves the room, the cat stops purring. LOL. Love is an energy. You can feel an animals energy when it's loving. Do you own any pets, by any chance?

I have a dog. I feel like I'm important for it and the dog gives me "love" back. Although that "love" is my interpretation of the dog's bahaviour. It's impossible to tell if there are actually any feeling involved from the dogs behalf.