Post 9 mar 2011, o 10:24

Kury odczuwają empatię

Chickens are capable of feeling empathy, scientists believe, donosi The Telegraph:

Domestic chickens display signs of empathy, the ability to ''feel another's pain'' that is at the heart of compassion, a study has found. (...) A number of controlled procedures were carried out which involved ruffling the feathers of chicks and mother hens with an air puff. When chicks were exposed to puffs of air, they showed signs of distress that were mirrored by their mothers. The hens' heart rate increased, their eye temperature lowered - a recognised stress sign - and they became increasingly alert. Levels of preening were reduced, and the hens made more clucking noises directed at their chicks.

Nie wiem jak dokładnie wyglądały te badania, na ile one jako takie powodowały stres.