Why Monkeys Reject Unfair Pay

Or: Conflict, Reconciliation, Fairness and Morality. Lessons From the Animal Kingdom. Some fascinating insights from veteran animal researcher Frans de Waal that will really make us examine and re-examine our humanity.

As author Henry Beston wrote:  “We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.”

It is worth watching this relatively short video all the way to the end so that you cheer as the Capuchine monkeys demonstrate how to protest.


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