Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis
Jawer’s article explores the capability of “soulfulness” that an animal can possess. He dissects this concept by stating that having a soul means to experience a variation of feeling and animals understand this mostly through their body’s interaction with the environment. Essentially, the very fact that an animal is alive and has a somatic existence contributes to the belief that animals can have souls. In fact, animals may be more intimately connected to their essence than humans currently are, as they live closer, physically and emotionally, to the natural world and its cycles.