Morality in Animals is a TED talk that documents some very interesting findings regarding how animals exhibit what we think of as morality.
It is so interesting seeing animals behave in ways that philosophers have always imagined to be strictly ‘human.’ This information may help end the sordid ways we treat other species, and our own.
Why do we have zoos again?
Here is another article continuing the discussion of morality in animals. It also remarks that “chimpanzees, who cannot swim, have drowned in zoo moats trying to save others. Given the chance to get food by pulling a chain that would also deliver an electric shock to a companion, rhesus monkeys will starve themselves for several days.”
These animals sound even more moral than many humans I know.