Study shows animals remember treatment, deserve kindness
Stern’s article is in regards to animals remembering kindness as well as cruelty. She explains a study conducted at the University of Washington that was called “Neuroecology of American Crow Recognition of People” by John Marzluff. It was a study where he used masks to test the birds recognition of face separately from clothing. They discovered that crows do, in fact, know people by their face and when they feel threatened, they act upon it. Stern also brings up a scorned crow we have on campus named Edgar and she has seen Edgar recognize people and be “happy” to see them.
As I talked about earlier, I am a huge animal lover so I believe no matter what the animal, you should respect it. I am a firm believer that animals have feelings and emotions and they know who has threatened them and who is nice to them. I am happy to hear they did a study on this, especially with birds. I find this very interesting. I hope people read about this study and think before they act in animal cruelty.