Great article published in The Seattle Times, quoting Marc Bekoff, one of my favourite human beings. Imagine trying to convince your peers that the earth was in fact round. This is similar to the gargantuan task that scientists such as Bekoff and Sheldrake have taken on. They would surely have been burned at the stake as heretics by their fellows for acknowledging concepts such as animals having souls, or using ESP. I for one am glad these guys are sticking their necks out to prove what animal lovers have always known, in their hearts and souls. That the love we feel for our furry and feathered friends is much, much more than anthropomorphism (a word they can delete from the English language as far as I'm concerned).