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Gabriela Nogueira

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Do you think that animals are completely free?

I've been thinking a lot about this and, personally, I think that animals are free. They have no obligations or judgments. They only follow their instinct, different from us human beings, that follow reason. So, that's the point: Do they know that they are free? And what worth the animal's freedom if they don't know that they are free? Is the idea of freedom exclusive of the rational beings?

I really would like to know your opinions, they are very important.
Thank you!

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    Apr 25 2013: Freedom is an idea and it belongs to the realm of thoughts. So, it could apply only to conscious beings which have ability of abstract thinking. The animals can not be free or slaved the same way they can not talk or play chess, cause in their realm it does not exist.

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