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Animal Sentience

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

Brain Researchers Acknowlege Animal Consciousness

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Kathy Stevens

What would the world's reaction be if the New York Times' lead story tomorrow were "Chickens Understand That Their Throats are About to Be Slit" or "Horrific Confinement and Deprivation Feels Same to Pigs as It Does to Humans"?

Who Cares if Animals Feel?

Ari Solomon | Posted 10.29.2011 | Green
Ari Solomon

Instead of presuming that animals feel nothing, and that experiences such as fear and pain are innately human, why don't we err on the side of caution and assume that animals do feel something.

The Self-Serving Resolution of the "Meat Paradox"

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

It is essential to remember that cows, pigs, and sheep who are unrelentingly tortured on their journey to and when they temporarily reside on factory farms are no less sentient than companion dogs or cats.