Reply To: Bobcat’s Book ‘Living With Honor’

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Dowrgi
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That animals can have “emotions” of fear, affection, loyalty, anger, happiness and sadness is not being questioned, but I think there is an issue with what we humans would call fairness or a sense of justice. Animals cannot define their niche in the same way that humans are able to, and for that reason they have to follow the laws of nature, and those are laws of survival. If we start attributing human concepts such as fairness or justice to animals, we immediately run into problems with what different animals species actually do, like, for example, when a male lion kills the lion cubs that aren’t his own because he wants to establish himself as the new alpha male in the pride. If we start attributing human concepts like fairness to animals, then we would be forced to judge the lion as being a “bad lion”, but the lion is just doing what lions have evolved to do.