Animal Sentience: Cute Pig and Cat Video

“The old assumption that animals acted exclusively by instinct, while man had a monopoly of reason, is, we think, maintained by few people nowadays who have any knowledge at all about animals. We can only wonder that so absurd a theory could have been held for so long a time as it was, when on all sides the evidence if animals’ power of reasoning is crushing.”
Ernest Bell

Recently Luis Leonel who writes for this blog shared the following video with me which I would like to share with you today. Please pass on and share with others. It is important in the fight for animal rights to show people that animals are sentient beings and this video demonstrates this very well.


The affection between this cat and piglet shows clearly that animals are sentient beings capable of emotions. As such they have the right to their lives, to be free from human cruelty, exploitation and ownership. 

Source of video:

Here is another heartwarming video, a slide show with beautiful photographs showing unusual animal friendships

Read more about animal sentience:

Sentience in farm animals (includes other animals) :

Animal Sentience Stories:Friendship:



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