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In his book A Natural History of Human Emotions, Stuart Walton adds jealousy, contempt, shame, and embarrassment. Antonio Damasio, a neuroscientist, writing in Descartes’ Error, added “social emotions”: sympathy, guilt, pride, envy, admiration, and indignation. ” Human-Animal Bonding In earlier times, animals were domesticated so that humans could use them for various jobs: for example, dogs were herders and trackers, and cats patrolled barns and homes and hunted for rats and mice to kill. The animals usually were kept outside.

Animals in Entertainment People need recreation to balance their lives. Studies have shown that not only individuals but society as a whole benefits from recreation. Zoos are an important and hugely popular source of recreation for people all over the world. In America, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) reports that every year 150 million DID YOU KNOW? people visit AZA-accredited The Central Park Zoo, in New York City, was the first zoo in America. It opened in 1864. zoos and aquariums.

In 1994, after a circus elephant killed a trainer in Honolulu, the city introduced a law banning all circuses and DID YOU KNOW? other traveling shows from In Italy, animals cannot be used on television in any way that goes against their nature or subjects them to stress. bringing wild animals into Honolulu city or county. In 1995, New Hampshire introduced a bill that would have banned the use of all wild animals in circuses. Neither of the bills passed into law. 49 ANIMAL RIGHTS BULLFIGHTING: ART OR CRUELTY?

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