January 2013

Humans aren’t the only sentient beings on the planet

And now, scientists confirm that we aren’t the only ones with consciousness, either.

It’s pretty easy to see that animals feel pain. Humans are animals too, after all—but if you cut a cow or a pig, you hear it scream just as much as a person does. I’m not speaking from experience here, but I have eaten plenty of both to feel guilty about it. Animals as sentient creatures are not an unknown concept.