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Do animals experience emotion like we do? (Think Mr. G and Jellybean)
Do animals experience emotion like we do? (Think Mr. G and Jellybean)

Mr. G and Jellybean appeared on YouTube a little over a month ago and became viral-video stars. Footage of the reunion of the goat and the donkey -- viewed nearly 6 million times -- was a clear example, some said, of how animals experience emotions, just like you and me. Really? The pair were rescued from a Southern California animal hoarder, then sent to separate animal sanctuaries. Mr. G ended up at Animal Place in Grass Valley, Calif. There, the goat lay -- depressed, the staff said. He refused to eat or go outside, remaining in a corner for days. So Animal Place fetched Jellybean and brought him to live with Mr. G, who immediately perked up, trotted outside to see the donkey and...

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