humane-husbandry by Roberta Staley

Humane Husbandry - Georgia Straight

It is a final frontier of science: understanding the animal brain. A remarkable group of scientists from the University of British Columbia is researching how and what animals think, which has enormous implications for the wellbeing and happiness of pets and agricultural animals.

Excerpt: “Such assumptions about emotion are often dismissed as wishful anthropomorphizing: attributing human traits to animals. Modern attitudes toward animals are steeped in the thoughts of Descartes and Aristotle, as well as Christianity, Islam and Judaism, which assert dominion over animals. ”

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