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Animals Emotions

Dawkins' Dangerous Idea: We Really Don't Know If Animals Are Conscious

Marc Bekoff | Posted 07.15.2012 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

While the mystery of consciousness, nonhuman and human remains, we have made great advances in reducing the explanatory gap.

Empathic Rats: Rats Choose to Help Others Over Chocolate

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.11.2012 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Some fascinating new results about empathy in laboratory rats caution against our tooting our "we're so special" horn too loudly or proudly.

'The Empathic Civilization': Why Animals Deserve Our Empathy Too

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marc Bekoff

A much-needed paradigm shift in how we view other animals and ourselves brings hope and life to our dreams for a more compassionate, empathic, fair, and peaceful planet in which social justice prevails.