The protections afforded to animals through the law are driven by a number of factors. Among the reasons that one species will benefit from greater protections than another, is the degree in which the public can relate to the experience of the animal. The "they are like us" factor. The likeness between people and animals includes not only the ability to experience pain or distress, but also character traits - including the ability to lie.
From sneaky squid to blue jay impressionists, deceit abounds in the animal kingdom.Nature is brutal, and some creatures have evolved their own sneaky ways of surviving, from mimicking other animals to taking advantage of dutiful parents.
Imitating other species, sneaking eggs into another birds nest, and males pretending to look like females to avoid being attacked by large dominant males, are just some of the tactics you can read about at