Can Animals Talk?

Children Are Our Future

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I recently saw a segment on a news show (BTN11) called KidsSay: Can animals talk?

A conversation that might seem ordinary and cute, to me meant a whole lot more.

A few questions asked to children were:

Do animals talk?
They certainly do! Not in our language, but in their own. A cat meows, a dog barks, and a cow moos. To us its noise, to them it’s a conversation.
Animals also speak with body language. We have to take the time to try to understand what they are trying to tell us by the way they look, move, and sound.

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What do you think they are thinking about when…?
Animals think indeed. They think about food, going outside, play time, and getting hugs.

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I loved the idea of getting the children to think about animals from the perspective OF animals. Discussing this and having them think it through and answer, is a start for children in realizing that animals are living beings that do talk, think, & feel.

The future of a more respectful, compassionate, and humane world for animals is in their hands.

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Check out an earlier post of mine Why Do People Abuse Animals? for information and a great resource for teaching children empathy. This is where it starts.

And finally…here is the news segment.

#KidsSay: Can animals talk?

KidsSay

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7 thoughts on “Can Animals Talk?

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    They sure can! Sometimes I can understand my boys also 😉
    Researchers have just discovered dogs understand way more than we thought. I knew this! My boys understand sentences. 😄
    I clicked on your animal cruelty post and I’m with you. How can a human do that to an animal? So so sad.

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    1. Animals Are Feeling Beings Too Post author

      Thank you for your comments.
      I have always known dogs and ALL animals understand way more than the human race has given them credit for. One of the very reasons I am an animal advocate. They can’t speak “our” language, but they are telling us things all of the time. The question is not, “Can animals talk?”, it is “Are we listening?”
      It is so nice to hear that other people feel the same way I do about animal abuse. Thank you for reading my posts (both of them) and commenting.
      We animal lovers, or animal understanderers 🙂 (my own made up word), have to stick together! 🙂

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