Yet another shocking surprise…. I’m pleased that Stephen Hawking is among the scientists who’ve broken the timeworn idea that animals don’t have the same sensibilities or rights that we do. THANK YOU, Scientists! –tr*
An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus. But will this make us stop treating these animals in totally inhumane ways?