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Humans, and Other Animals


For the start of our enquiry about humans and animals, it's worth thinking about some of the philosophy problems that people have been thinking about for hundreds of years. 

Many people have thought that humans are in some way separate from animals and that we have something 'special' about us that makes us different.

I found this video which has a really nice message about spreading happiness. However, it also made me think of some questions about us and animals. 


  • Is it possible for animals to experience 'happiness'?
  • What other emotions might animals experience like us?
  • Is there anything that animals can't experience?
  • What do you think are the differences between us and animals, if you think there are any?


It would be great to know what you think too. Discuss it with your families and let us know.

The Pig of Happiness

An original animated film by Edward Monkton. Watching it is likely to make you a happier person. Sharing it with your friends is likely to make them happier ...