Do animals have a soul?

@suedarr (2382)
Canada
December 14, 2006 9:03am CST
Do you think that animals display conscious thought? I have lived with furry family members most of my life, and I can tell you that I am more than convinced that not only do they have conscious thoughts beyond instinct, but also unique personalities. And no I'm not trying to convince you to become a Vegan by this discussion, just interested in your thoughts.
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@rainbow (6763)
15 Dec 06
I'm sure they do and my newty-dog is my soul mate more than any human, she is the nicest person I've ever met and I am lucky to spend almost all of every day with this marvelous creature. My cats pretty cool too!
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Thanks for responding!
@katprice (807)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Animals definitely have a soul. They are more incredible than we give them credit for. The pets I have owned all have/had their own unique personalities and they are so smart to boot!
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Thank you!
@vikceo (1301)
• India
15 Dec 06
you are also an animal.. so if you have a soul than all an imals have soul
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Interesting point. Thank you for sharing it.
@AKRao24 (18388)
• India
14 Dec 06
Yes ! I agree with your thoughts ! I am a professional who deals with animals routinely. I am a Vet and deals with animals on regular basis. I work on a stud farm and I often interat with the horses. People feel strange when i say I can read the fce expression of an horse ! They say that they see every face the same, for that matter they ask me how I make out which horse is which ! This is because they never had a chjance or rather tried to be intimate with the nimals. Your continuos interactng with the animals makes you to understand the feeling of the animals, you can study their body language , you can tell their inner feelings and alsotheir present moods. I can really see the feelings in their eyes and can communicate with them. It takes not more than few seconds for me to befriend a horse. Normally horses hate Vets as they correlate Vet with the pain of an injections, But in my case it is different , they understand me they co- operate me and they love me ! In return I also sincerely reciprocate their love.They like our interaction with them I do have a horse born as blind, he can make out the moment i enter the barn and he responds to my voice by making strange movements of his ears ! All depends on your interest, interaction, symoathetic feeling and above all real love for animals ! Thanks ! I coluld meet some one with such a noice heart for animals !
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
Thank you for your thoughtful reply!
• India
14 Dec 06
yes yes i too realised in the past that animals too are unique and they too think and and do have a soul..its amazing sometimes when we feel the connection with our pets..its asif they really understand us..i actually think they do!
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
Thank you!
@edelweiss (1930)
• India
15 Dec 06
Yes, I believe that animals have soul. I have seens dogs crying when one their little one gets run over by a moving vehicle. Then I have also seen them play with their little ones.
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@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
19 Jul 11
Yes they do, you are right. There is more & more supporting evidence of this now. People who have lived with them for most of or all of their lives do feel this way too. I grew up with them on the farm, but only have a pet bird now that I'm in the suburbs. You are also vegan? There are a great many animal communicators in maybe every country around the world who can affirm your own beliefs & add to them considerably. It is not difficult for us to communicate with our pets. Ignorance is our greatest sin. We would be less likely to destroy what we do not understand if we take the time to learn from others about our animal companions. The only organized body that I have come across that does not believe animals have a soul is the same "successful business" that has, up until the last few hundred years, openly & repeatedly promoted the fact that women have no soul! That institution can collectively be called the Christian Church.