Cows. Big animals. We don't think of them as very intelligent. I suppose they don't need to be intelligent. They get cared for by the farmer they live with, correct? And, they don't have a lot of natural enemies. Well, if they were lost in the wild, I suppose they would become...bear meat.
What about chickens? Chickens are the in thing these days. Even city folk want to have chickens. I hear some folks name their chickens. I wonder, do chickens respond to their names? There are days when I wish I had chickens. We do eat a ton of eggs at our house. GREAT protein source.
Then there are pigs and goats. Very popular Instagram celebrities, I think. Cute as a button, when they are little. Adult pigs and goats can be intimidating, in the flesh. I know pigs are highly intelligent...at least, I've read that they are. Not sure about goats. Anyone know how smart goats are?
I'm talking farm animals because it's World Farm Animal Day. Ostensibly, the sites that support this day are also the sites that want us all to go vegan.