In this video, a beekeeper was able to capture the amazing moment of compassion between insects.
He saw that a bee become incapacitated after it had fallen into a honey extractor. The bee’s wings became covered in honey, and the keeper brought it to the front of the hive.
Once the other bees noticed that one of their friends was in danger, they immediately began to pitch in, helping remove the honey from the wings of their fallen pal.
It took several bees over an hour to clean their friends wings, but once they did, the wings were ready to fly again!
Most people think that insects and other animals are emotionless creatures that have no feelings. However, new studies have shown that even cockroaches have unique personalities.
Back in 2012, a prominent international group of cognitive neuroscientists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neuroanatomists, and computational neuroscientists gathered at The University of Cambridge to assess the conscious experience and related behaviors in human and non-human animals.
The statement they wrote is known as The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness. This international team of scientists stated that:
” Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. The evidence consequently indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Non- human animals, including mammals, birds, and many marine creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates.”
If animals are capable of feeling pain, making tools, and communicating with on another, is it that difficult to believe that they are aware, complex beings with emotions as well.
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