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Barbara King is an anthropologist who studies monkeys and apes, but she also loves the pets she and her husband live with at home. She tells Steve Paulson human and animal history is so intertwined it's hard to imagine one species without the other.
I believe animals are very aware of death; otherwise, they wouldn't be aware of danger and wouldn't try to save themselves. We can recognize this awareness of death in humans by the very same qualities: an awareness of the possible extinguishing of life and the avoidance of it. Why is this called awareness in human beings and instinct in other species? Speciesism perhaps?
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