When Animals Talk

When Animals Talk

DVD - 2008
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Look at stories of amazing animals that have touched the lives of countless people, learn how the language of animals can be learned through science, and more.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Genius Products, [2008]
ISBN: 9781594449628
1594449627
Branch Call Number: DVD 591.59 When
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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akirakato
Apr 24, 2018

Directed by Joanne Scofield in 2008, this 89-minute documentary delves into the human-animal partnership.
You'll see the amazing stories of animals who have changed the lives of the people they've touched.
If you're an animal lover, you should be able to enjoy this film to the hilt.

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donkeyhote
Apr 24, 2018

I love all animals in our city, except coyotes and crows. I've seen 2 young raccoons strangled by coyotes in Vancouver in the past 2 years (I feed some raccoons, a few of them behave like good friends, they recognize me, come up to me at night, they even bring their young children up to me). I dislike crows; they eat small bird nestlings out of their nests, and they sometimes attack my pigeon friends from behind, grabbing their tail feathers and holding it until they are plucked out. Squirrels take nuts from my hand or come close to me when they see me. Our critters respond to love, they have souls. I am writing here now, because some people, without thinking even, just dislike animals (except their dogs); they say "people come first", but who comes first in fact? This way of thinking is what Nazism is about. And some people in our society speak this way even of their fellow citizens; they say "home grown" citizens come first, but the immigrants should make more effort (trying to find a foothold here against this kind of discrimination). OK, finally, I write here, because I feed critters and among them, street cats. I just saved one very young one in December from the frost; she came up to me, grateful for the food, and I grabbed her and gave her to Vokra - now she is in a foster home, grew a lot and is beautiful. OK, so, I put out food for cats and raccoons. And in the recent past, and as of yesterday as well, some people did this to me: they noticed I fed night critters and they put obstacles, big cut-off or dry branches or dirt to the very spot I usually put the food for my critter friends. In daytime I put some nuts under some bushes or trees for the squirrels, it lasts abt 8 seconds, but as I step a few steps into their "propedy," (the grass), they want me to be excluded from it, although I or the animals I feed don't disturb them during the day or night, but they want to exclude all living things from their "territory." Immigrants also behave this way once they come to Canada, and "homegrown" folk too. As Nature is dwindling and the human crowd growing, where will we end up? Stupid selfishness will never lead to peace on earth, and those who are intolerant with suffering animals, will be the same with each other.

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mr_chocolate
Apr 24, 2018

This 89 minute film has Jane Goodall showing you situations of animal communication beyond the well documented observations with cats, dogs and chimps.
It is no wonder why we humans have a much better understanding with dogs, since we have been around them for over and estimated 14,000 years. Jane takes you beyond the benefits of therapy dogs, and the observations of how some animals re-act to on coming disasters, such as earthquakes and other events.
We are shown how some humans have tried to learn and become more acquainted with the language of elephants, humpback whales, orcas, parrots and African Giant pouch rats. We see how an Argentina park ranger communicates with orcas, that are known to beach themselves to hunt seals, and how trust and friendship is developed with trained rats in Apopo Tanzania, that sniff out landmines in Mozambique.

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marieloudavril
Apr 03, 2018

Jane Goodall is may superhero when it comes to interact with animals. She is a beautiful woman with a gift for respect with the nature, animals and the care of our planet. Know as a great activist she really makes a difference in our world bringing peace and reconciliation with our environment. She modeled us how to live with harmony with animals, human beings and the planet. She really teaches us by example going everywhere around the world. Definitively, a must see movie.

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