If you think pigs, chickens, cows and goats are unintelligent, put here to eat, have no purpose etc. then you should think twice. Here are some interesting facts about our good friends, the farm animals.
- According to historians, goats were the first animal to be domesticated.
- Pigs are considered the 4th most intelligent animal, after chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants.
- Cows can recognise their own names.
- Geese mate for life and mourn the death of their partners.
- Pigs make friends both inside and outside their own species.
- Cows work together to look after their young.
- Sheep can recognise the faces of at least 50 other sheep for several years.
- Chickens have extensive communication skills.
- Turkeys purr when content and happy just like cats.
- Pigs enjoy snuggling.
- Turkeys enjoy listening to music and will sing along.
Next time you think about eating one of these intelligent sweethearts, you should think twice. These animals are not senseless beings, they are smart and intuitive, enjoy companionship and a good sing song just like you and I.
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