Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Last night I was watching Animal Planet, as I often do, and the show was about polar bears in the wild. There was a mama polar bear and her 2 cubs who were not yet full grown, but also not tiny. Due to lack of food, a big male polar bear was following the threesome in the hopes that he could eat one of the cubs (apparently they will eat their own kind if they can’t find other food).

How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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Expert cites scientifically-proven therapeutic, physical and emotional health benefits of loving and caring for a pet. For children, pets provide many emotional and physical benefits, including: Children who grow up with pets not only have less risk of allergies and asthma.

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Are you ready to get a dog?

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But, putting emotions aside, owning a dog is a massive responsibility and requires considerable thought before you make the commitment. Before emotions take over, you need to dig deep into the rational part of your brain. The idea of owning a dog is alluring for many of us.

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Disneynature Earth Q&A

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Inevitably, it’s a situation where you were there, and for me, it’s the swimming male polar bear. We just pulled back, and we pulled back, and we pulled back, and ended with this tiny, tiny dot in the middle of the wide expanse of the Artic Ocean, and it was a very emotional moment for me.

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Animal Ethics

The world of animals is a world without judgment, where embarrassment, remorse, guilt, and penitence are unknown, and where human beings can escape from the burden of moral emotions. They put less weight on our “moral emotions,” such as embarrassment, remorse, guilt, and penitence. It’s more accurate to say that it’s an imposition—one that we willingly and happily bear for the sake of our companions.

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