It seldom occurs to anyone that certain forms of animal consciousness came in physical form by choice that certain species are prized by man and protected or that the consciousness of such animals had anything at all to do with such an arrangement.
The species of man and certain species of animals together formed an arrangement that did have benefits for both.
Man is more part of nature than he realizes and in the greater realm of activity he cannot take any actions with which the rest of nature does not agree for its own reason.
In the vast web of communication that unite all species animals can communicate with man, and man can communicate with other species such as plants, will all species.
Such communications has always gone on. Man cannot afford to be aware of such communication at this time, (Even thought some are aware and do communicate very few though that actually live make an income from such communication ) because the entire culture is based on the idea of animals natural subordinate position. The men who slaughter animals cannot afford to treat those animals as possessors of living consciousness. The loggers cannot afford to treat trees as possessors of consciousness even thought there are experiments that confirm the communication between trees.
There is beneath it all an important unity a sense of communion as one portion of earth’s living consciousness dies to insure the continued life of all nature.
That natural sacrament however turns into something else entirely when the gift is so misunderstood and when the donor is treated so poorly.
Many animals enjoy work and purpose. They enjoy working with man. Horses enjoy the contribution they made to man’s world. They understood riders more that their riders understood them.
Many dogs enjoy being the family protectors. There are deep emotional bonds between men and many species of animals. There is emotional response.
Dolphins respond emotionally to man’s world. The animals on the farm are emotionally aware of the overall psychological content of the farmer’s life and of each member of his family.
Consciousness is filled with content any type of consciousness.
Animals do not blame humans for anything. If as species we would understand the animals that would alter consciousness in the most profound nature.
Humans as species learned a lot from animals. Humans learned a good deal of medicine from watching animal behavior. What plants to avoid, which to cultivate. How to rid yourself of lice by going into water or social behavior by watching animals.
At one time humans could identify themselves with animals to a higher degree.
The cats enjoy contributing to your life as much as any wild animal enjoys being part of its group. Their consciousness lead in a different direction, feel about edges of concepts, sense of openness and awareness of a different kind.