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Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin
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“I believe that the best way to create good living conditions for any animal, whether it's a captive animal living in a zoo, a farm animal or a pet, is to base animal welfare programs on the core emotion systems in the brain. My theory is that the environment animals live in should activate their positive emotions as much as possible, and not activate their negative emotions any more than necessary. If we get the animal's emotions rights, we will have fewer problem behaviors... All animals and people have the same core emotion systems in the brain.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
“The big companies are like steel and activists are like heat. Activists soften the steel, and then I can bend it into pretty grillwork and make reforms.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
“There’s a saying in engineering: You can build things cheap, fast, or right, but not all three.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
“Animals like novelty if they can choose to investigate it; they fear novelty if you shove it in their faces.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
“Sometimes you have to go outside your field of study to find the right people.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
“Bad things always happen when an animal is overselected for any single trait. Nature will give you a nasty surprise.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
“There's a point where anecdotal evidence becomes truth”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
“What a horse does under compulsion he does blindly, and his performance is no more beautiful than would be that of a ballet-dancer taught by whip and goad. The performances of horse or man so treated would seem to be displays of clumsy gestures rather than of grace and beauty. What we need is that the horse should of his own accord exhibit his finest airs and paces at set signals.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
“Fieldwork is probably always more likely to be holistic than lab work or mathematical modeling because in the field you can’t get away from the whole when a research project starts.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
“Our whole image of wolf packs and alphas is completely wrong. Instead, wolves live the way people do:7 in families made up of a mom, a dad, and their children. Sometimes an unrelated wolf can be adopted into a pack, or one of the mom’s or dad’s relatives is part of the pack (the “maiden aunt”), or a mom or dad who has died could be replaced by a new wolf. But mostly wolf packs are just a mom, a dad, and their pups.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

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