Finally, what most of the people waited to hear and already believe this as true by owning and being with their dogs and seeing their reactions when happy or when sad, they even cry like humans, they get excited like children-his study determined that certain brain emotions detected are similar to that of children.
When shelters kill dogs for not getting adopted within days or weeks, it tremendously disturbs the masses and is looked upon as murder. Hopefully this article written by Gregory Berns in the New York Times will begin to bring the change of destroying the shelter kill mentalism, they have a right to live.
DOGS have long been considered property. Though the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 and state laws raised the bar for the treatment of animals, they solidified the view that animals are things — objects that can be disposed of as long as reasonable care is taken to minimize their suffering.
But now, by using the M.R.I. to push away the limitations of behaviorism, we can no longer hide from the evidence. Dogs, and probably many other animals (especially our closest primate relatives), seem to have emotions just like us. And this means we must reconsider their treatment as property.
Gregory Berns has conducted a study over the past two years using an M.R.I. scanner to examine the brain of the dog. Click on the New York Times hyperlink to read his full article on how he did the study.
Dogs serve as friends, as therapy dogs, and in very highly important jobs as seeing eye dogs to the blind and K-9 police dogs, as well as guard dogs. In Alaska they use the huskies as sled work dogs. Since they work like humans, they deserve respect like humans.
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