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TED is a community that spreads really interesting ideas. One of the ones that interested me was one of how animals can be moral. At first I was skeptical about where animals could be moral at all. But just this way of thinking is wrong. Why should an animal, specially an ancestor of humans, not be capable of things that we experience and think? Anyways, in this TED video titled Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals, the speaker talks about several experiments that they ran on animals to observe different if there were similar moral reactions with animals. It turns out they are as capable as we are to make moral decisions, at least based on the standards and understanding that Frans' team established. So the question is up, why do we think animals are incapable of being like us? If we were in their shoes, how would we feel regarding this matter?