“…the lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery. Happiness is never better exhibited than by young animals, such as puppies, kittens, lambs, etc., when playing together, like our own children. Even insects play together, as has been described by that excellent observer, P. Huber, who saw ants chasing and pretending to bite each other, like so many puppies.
The fact that the lower animals are excited by the same emotions as ourselves is so well established, that it will not be necessary to weary the reader by many details.”
Charles Darwin The Descent of Man
Sadly the fact that non human animals are “excited by the same emotions as ourselves” is not well established though things are improving in this regard.
Indeed animals feel pleasure, are capable of play and enjoying themselves as the video below demonstrates.
Everyone Deserves Joy – From Animals Australia this video will warm your heart
“Who says that animals don’t experience pleasure?
They feel remarkably similar emotions to humans – including euphoria, love and mischievousness”
Yes indeed animals experience pleasure but for anyone with any doubt please read the article below from my website think differently about sheep and consider the accounts, anecdotes and personal stories which strongly suggest that they do.
Animal Sentience Stories: Pleasure
Indeed everyone deserves joy, sadly the lives of most animals are anything but joyful. Please visit the websites below to see how you can help animals to have a better happier life.
http://www.peta.org.uk/ Scroll to the bottom of the page for more international websites