Animals don’t have feelings?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 25, 2011
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Elk saves drowning marmot. Video:

In Buddhism, in the Bodhisattva vow, we vow to put allll sentient beings before ourselves. Not just the ones we can talk with, or regard ourselves as equal to. So it’s helpful and inspiring when we’re reminded that animals have feelings, and are caring beings, too.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Animals don’t have feelings?”

  1. Penny says:

    How wonderful that this happened. How hideous that this magnificent creature is in captivity. I know zoos play a part in the conservation of species, but I loathe them.

  2. iloveginger says:

    YAY!! i LOVE animals! i agree with ^^^ poster–i really dislike zoos, and i dislike people who take videos of animals drowning that videographer woman bugs me– Where is the actual video?? hidden away in a safe with the rest of the JFK stuff?

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