31 Jul '11, 9am

Australia: Speak for the animals

I just copies some most important parts of this article to share! Thanks Jill. She wants nothing less than a permanent shift in human thinking. She likens progress in animal welfare to an evolution in consciousness, a progressive embrace of higher ethical ideas that raises our status as humans. Rather like we now look back with horror at a civilization that once endorsed slavery, so she thinks we will one day feel shame over our history of cruelty to animals. "Animals are going to present the ultimate challenge because they are even more different and more defenseless. But they share an important thing with us and that is the ability to suffer." She has not lost faith in her own species and believes each human heart holds the knowledge that we are not meant to harm those we share our world with. She has come to learn that like us, animals not only feel pain but also fear. ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/478413351/2887587

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