‘Stranger things have happened’…

Posted on February 26, 2019

In this opinion editorial Frank Greenall suggests we could be ‘laying off the animals’ any year now….







  • What a wonderful op-ed! Thank you for sharing it with us. I’ve posted excerpts from it a couple of other places where I know it will be further appreciated.

    ‘You know, they have thoughts, dreams and personalities, so being taken to be killed was a horrible experience for them, too.'”
    How great to see a farmer acknowledge this. Scientists are getting called out for their denial of emotions in nonhuman animals. High time!
    “When we deny the facts of evolution, when we pretend that only humans think, feel and know, ‘it stands in the way of a frank assessment of who we are as a species’…An understanding of evolution demands that we recognize continuity across life-forms. And even more important, achieving realistic and compassionate relationships with the rest of the animate world requires that we honor these connections”

    Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal
    The New York Times, Sy Montgomery, February 25, 2019

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