Rats, Men, Science, Transanimalism and the Display of Empathy

Warren Kinston 4. November 2012 10:00

Can we care for each other?  Perhaps not if you are a male rat.

display empathy  courtesy Flickr alsalbery's photostream

A study published in the prestigious journal Science (334:1427-1430, 2011) revealed that rats display empathy for each other.  In other words, they actively care about the suffering of a fellow rat.  In the experiment, the rats not only learned how to free a trapped cage-mate but shared their chocolate with them.

If rats can display empathy, surely people can.

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