Animal Communication and the Humane Economy

Take steps to communicate with animals.




Animals are good for the economy. The humane economy. An economy that is consciously based on doing good for us, the animals, the earth and making a profit. This is a shift that is happening now. Never have animal's well being had center stage like it does right now.



“Today there’s a fast growing, often surprising, hugely promising, and largely unstoppable force for animal welfare, and it’s revealing itself in a thousand varying forms. Welcome to the humane economy.”, says the introduction of Wayne Pacelle’s, book “The Humane Economy”. Pacelle is the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States.

For animal lovers everywhere these are exciting times as the decisions we make affect changes in the marketplace. “So many of the changes afoot will touch your life and that of the people you know. Indeed, you are - or will be - driving many of these changes, whether it involves the food you eat, the pets you keep, the household products you buy, or the films or the wildlife you watch...We can help shape the market and accelerate transformational changes for animals throughout the global economy.” explains Paecelle.



In response to ethically conscious consumerism, leading companies are changing their practices surrounding animal welfare. Petsmart, Petco and other large pet supply chains have gone from selling puppy mill puppies to supporting local rescue groups. McDonald’s has declared that they want to see the end of sow confinement in their supply chain. Smithfield is implementing changes to how their sows are kept. After much diligence, persistence and hard work on the part of the Humane Society, Walmart, who accounts for 25% of all grocery sales in the US, committed to improving the welfare of the farm animals in their supply chain. They even committed to offering their animals freedom from hunger, thirst, discomfort, pain, injury, disease, distress, fear and the freedom to express their natural behavior. The global market is changing fundamentally for the better and it is driven by our profound love for animals.


The more we experience all animals as sentient, intelligent, responsive and loving, the more dramatic the changes in our economy will become. We are collectively creating an economy where everyone profits from doing the right thing. It’s a win-win-win, for the companies, the consumers and the animals. Making money by doing good, so we can do more good. One by one, companies with cruel practices that harm animals and/or the earth will either have to change their ways or be pushed out of the marketplace.



Now, more than ever it is vitally important that we communicate with our animals. The fastest way to truly appreciate all that our animals are, and all that they have to give and teach us, is to communicate with them. Communication brings things together. As we reclaim our natural gift of animal communication, our perceptions change. How we see the world around us will change. As we see things differently, we create more of what we see. The more of us that are consciously creating a world where the well being of all life matters, the faster the changes to the global marketplace will come.


Animal communication is a stepping stone on the way to a humane economy. It is a concrete action that can be taken which will enrich our personal lives, our animals lives, our communities, and our economy. Animal communication does not have to be learned. It belongs to all of us, and it is how we are meant to relate to our animals. The ability to talk to and listen to our animals sleeps safely within each one of us. It is simply a matter of reawakening it. It’s enjoyable and not difficult. As a matter of fact if you’re not having fun with it, then you’re working too hard! Through visualizations and trusting our imaginations we remember how to create an energy bridge between us and an animal, then communication happens naturally. And just as naturally, we will each make thousands of decisions every day that contribute to the well being of animals close to us and ½ way around the globe. The time has come to embrace a humane economy, and one way to get on the fast track is to take steps to communicate with animals.



Penelope Smith is a pioneer in the field of animal communication, who began teaching animal communication in the 1970’s. In her 1993 book “Animals...our return to wholeness”, subsequently titled “When Animals Speak”, she open with “We are living in an era of unprecedented destruction of our environment and other species by the human race. At the same time, growing numbers of people are re-experiencing the spiritual awareness of our innate unity with the rest of creation. ...Whether we will create a new age, with expanded dimensions of awareness, or planetary chaos where most life forms become extinct, remains to be seen.”....And here we are 23 years later, with a humane economy which is a developing force to be reckoned with. In her 1982 book “Animal Talk” Penelope gives step by step instructions how we can communicate with animals and how we know when they are showing that they understand us. Here is her summary of “Steps to communicate with animals.”


  1. Quietly observe your animal friend while letting you own mind grow calm, and become open to perceive and receive clearly.

  2. Visualize something, and practice sending the image to specific places, including your animal friend’s body.

  3. Get your animal friends attention, and send a “hello” or other message or image.

  4. Say “Hello” and imagine your animal friend saying “Hello” back.

  5. Ask your animal friend a question and accept whatever communication you receive from your animal companion as an answer.

  6. Acknowledge the answer.

  7. Practice with other animals and other questions.

Enjoy yourself!



“Opening up to telepathic communication with other species is a path of opening up to who you are as a being, it is a path of self discovery as well as universal connection. Enjoy the journey!” Penelope Smith
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