Originally Posted by ColorsWolf
This is entirely from your own perspective as it is debatable and ultimately no one really knows if compassion is intrinsic to all creatures or even just Humanity.~
But that's getting off-topic.~
Sorry to drag things off topic further but I think it is important to point out that it is no longer debatable if non-humans are capable of compassion and empathy. People who live closely with animals have been reporting this for years and more recent studies have backed up these anecdotes.
Saying that there is still some debate to be had on the matter is a bit like saying that there is still some debate to be had on the matter of whether or not the earth is flat, IMO.
Oh - ref in case anybody is interested. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-b...b_1138675.html