Do animals have emotions ? It would seem so even though it has long been thought that they don't, that animals don't even feel pain as we know it. It is hard for humans to understand the complex lives and feelings of species so different than our own and so we tend to anthropomorphise them reading their behaviour in the light of our own. Will we ever really understand what they are thinking or feeling ? Probably not, but what is important is to respect them and the feelings they have even though it's on a level we can't comprehend.