9/3/09

Animals Make Us Human


"Temple Grandin is one of the nation's top designers of livestock facilities — and she also happens to be a person with autism. She uses her personal experience with the disorder to develop better ways to understand and communicate with animals.

Grandin tells Terry Gross that animals have emotions, including "fear, rage, separation anxiety and seeking." One of her first assignments as a consultant to the livestock industry was designing humane chutes to get the cows to slaughter, a task that drew on her understanding of the animal brain:

"[I] had to really understand how animals process information and how their senses compare to human senses because some things that would upset animals wouldn't upset us," she explains. "

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2 comments:

Lis Timpone said...

Thank you Orren for caring so much about this earth. I was really inspired by the interview I read by Sarah Newman and I also really enjoy your blog. Hope all your chickens are doing well. This is for you: http://listimpone.blogspot.com/

O's Eggs said...

Hey Thanks Lis. I love your drawings.

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