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Animals Emotions

Horses Use Complex Facial Expressions Nearly Identical To Humans

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.06.2015 | Science

The ability to use complex facial expressions to convey emotion isn't unique to humans -- chimpanzees, dogs and cats also possess this ability. Scient...

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.