Animal sentience can be a provocative topic. For decades some have questioned if animals suffer, feel joy, or are they capable of altruism and helping each other? For some the answer seems obvious, others need a little more persuasion and evidence. For those with more hesitation: Do Animals Have Morals?
With increasing evidence supporting animal sentience it should make humans more responsible towards animals and other nonhuman lifeforms.
Here is a heartwarming example of animal sentience as one bird actually succeeds in reviving its friend:
Albert Einstein once said:
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Something for all of us to keep in mind, and share with those around us.