Just like humans, other animals love and nurture their young, get frustrated when they don’t have enough mental stimulation, and want to live free from harm. Many animals are capable of solving problems, anticipating the future, learning from past mistakes, recognizing old friends, showing appreciation to those who’ve helped them, enjoying music, communicating with each other, and showing empathy for others.
Yet humans often choose to focus on what sets us apart from other animals, using our differences as a means of justifying violence toward them. This is bullying behavior. Celebrate the striking similarities between all living, feeling beings and promote compassion for animals with TeachKind’s “Like You, Only Different” Flashcards.