Is social animal an animal? Are we social animals? If yes, then we are animals. If we are animals then I shouldn't get angry if someone calls me animal.
Herd instinct is something we have inherited from our animal past. we share 99.2% with animals.
It is just our SOCIAL CONDITIONING to see animals in a bad light. We allege all our negative traits to animals. But animals are such gentlemen. No animals destroys environment, they dont engage in the stupidity of war, they seldom kill another of the same species..once the superiority is established, they move away, there is no rape in animal kingdom in their natural habitat... if female says NO male backs off, animals do NOT fight and kill in the name of God, religion, dogmas, they dont WORRY living in the PRESENT. They are so sane!
But what make one get angry is, the intention behind calling animal.