“They (animals) are not just living things;
they are beings with lives.
And that makes all the difference in the world.
The next time you are outside…
notice the first bird you see…
you are beholding
a unique individual with personality traits,
an emotional profile,
and a library of knowledge built on experience…
what you are witnessing is not just biology,
but a biography.”
~ Jonathan Balcombe
Jonathan Balcombe (born 28 February 1959) is an ethologist and author. He currently serves as Department Chair for Animal Studies with Humane Society University, in Washington, DC. He lectures internationally on animal behavior and the human-animal relationship…Source