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Does Fido Go to HeavenFor millennia the human race has attempted to figure out the meaning of life and what is waiting for us after using religion science or conjecture In the case of religion the boiled down version of Christian belief is when you die your soul goes to heaven Therefore for someone or something to go to heaven it must possess a soul To say someone has a soul is to say they have a deeply felt emotional nature cause of individual life or moral force When we are little and a beloved pet dies most parents will say something along the lines of she is in a better place or she is in animal heaven Being children with powerful imaginations and the ability to question everything the gears in our minds would start to spin with questions As adults those questions still nag at us due to the strong relationship we have with our pets Philosophers scientists authors and many other people have strived to find the truth on an animals immortality and their possession of a soul and their views while confusing at times are important to the future of understanding of animals Friederike Range a German scientist with a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania appeared in Virginia Morells book Animal Wise Morell wrote of Ranges belief in our yearning to understand the connection between humans dogs and wolves She stated We want to understand this triad People say many things about wolves dogs and humans-how theyre alike or how theyre different But the truth is were only at the beginning of understanding the minds of wolves and dogs 251To better understand the idea of the connection between animal morality and their possession of a soul we must learn more about not just the animals of subject but ourselves In the modern world the anthropomorphizing of animals is more common than we think because of the strong emotional bond between
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