Quote: Originally Posted by petros
Why? Why koko? Would another gorilla not be suffice?
I'd be happy to have the opportunity to meet with any gorilla actually. But Koko has been encouraged to communicate with us and she likes cats. I would love the opportunity to interact with her and I would really love a gorilla hug.
I'm also very envious of the people whom get to work everyday with orangutans. Chimpanzees kind of scare me. Although I'd love the opportunity to play with a baby chimp.
I'm envious of anyone who gets to spend their day helping animals. And those people whom have developed really close relationships with certain animals, I'm just about down right jealous of:
Monks at the tiger temple in Thailand
Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom
If we base our lives on Morality of treating others the way we want to be treated, then animals are definitely the next in line for a big pay raise. Those bee's definitely are being exploited
As long as we give the bee's what they need to survive and thrive then nobody gets hurt.
Animals ARE due for raise in treatment. ALthough, I use how one treats animals as a guide to what that person is worth.
I DO judge people by their treatment of the "lesser animals"
And I just people by how my animals respond to them. If the dogs and cats like someone and that person treats my pets with respect, then that's good.
If my cats or dogs don't like someone...they'll be invited back to our house.
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf
You're just jealous cause you can't talk to humans.