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Animal Nuances

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The Human Side of Animals, Royal Dixon
The following passage is an excerpt from a book that explores the concept that animals possess human characteristics.

Dixon, Royal. The Human Side of Animals. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1918. Print

According to the author, why are animals often considered by humans to be "dumb" (line 29)?

A

Animals often hurt themselves on purpose.

B

Animals try and fail to communicate their thoughts and feelings to humans.

C

Animals are sometimes unable to work together as a species to achieve a common goal.

D

Humans are incapable of understanding the nuances of animal language.