The Great Lesson Oprah Thinks Animals Can Teach Us

Aired on 10/04/2010 | CC tv-pg
Over the years, The Oprah Winfrey Show was often used as a platform for positive messages. In October 2010, Oprah turned the stage over to some of the world's most amazing animals. From a dog who saved soldiers in Afghanistan, to an ape who could make conversation with humans, the creatures who graced the screen that day were introduced, in the end, to help raise the public's consciousness about the animals in adoption agencies across the country. As Oprah says in the final moments of this clip, "It's about lifting the consciousness and recognizing that we're all creatures of the planet and all deserve a right to live here peacefully."

Original airdate: October 4, 2010

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