An animal can't feel pain. Let me rephrase that. IT MOST TERRIBLY CAN feel pain.
But the pain that it feels cannot be thought about, at least in the realm of our senses. We, as humans, have the extraordinary capacity to not only feel pain, but question WHY we feel pain.Do you think the cat that has just been run over by a car says to itself. "Oh my God? I might die! This hurts so much."
Believe me, it doesn't.
And believe me, it applies to humans as well. When two-year-old Robin plunged off a two-floor fire escape, blood pooling four feet from her little head in front of my astonished eyes on the tarmac, she felt no real pain. She just lived a little, and then died.
But sometimes the pain is worse; it's in OUR HEADS. A bird dying of agrifungus AF has no idea why it feels so bad. It just feels bad.
But WE know why we feel bad.
Sorry. Bad mood.