…cows can also become excited by solving intellectual challenges.
In one study, researchers challenged the animals with a task where they had to find how to open a door to get some food. An electroencephalograph was used to measure their brainwaves.
“Their brainwaves showed their excitement; their heartbeat went up and some even jumped into the air.”
More and more, I’m finding myself unable to comprehend how people can be so happy to ignore the truth just to continue to eat animals. A few weeks ago, I was having burgers with friends (Perth people, the place next to Mojo’s has a choice of vegetarian burgers, though the one I had was really mushy and fell apart D:) and a waitress bringing out a burger tripped over a dog and it made a sound of pain. One person, even as they were eating their beef&bacon burger, was asking if the dog was okay. It blew my mind. I asked, did it seem odd to anyone else that we were making so much noise over a dog with a sore paw while they were eating meat? Only to me, apparently. I asked why, trying to figure it out. The answer given was because the pig and the cow weren’t in pain – the dog was.
I dropped it then. No-one likes a long righteous spiel during dinner.