What does the Lipizzan think as he goes through his paces in the crowded arena? Does his air of enormous concentration express a state similar to ours as we sit down to write these words? Or is this question simply an anthropomorphic projection of a limited human mind? Does the horse like his work, as we do ours, or is he simply compelled to do it by conditions that make resistance more trouble than compliance? What does the bobcat think when she pauses, standing tall at fifty (human) paces in the middle of a dirt road under the broad noon-day sun, gazing warily in the human bypasser’s direction until his dog springs into a gallop? And how does the dog figure her? Does he really want to catch her, or do the sight and smell of the cat simply give him a good excuse for a run in the brisk air?1


Deep Ecology Animal Mind Animal Consciousness Ontological Significance Desert Island 
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