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On this subreddit we gather evidence that animals are conscious, like us.

Read more here and here!


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Some examples of what we're looking for:

Mammals have a really good memory
Some orangutans learn how to fish
This dog knows he's at the vet

Having such good memories means they remember their suffering.
For instance, these cows are happy for returning to the pasture after a long winter.

Emotionally mammals are very developed, like us.
They share with us many of our feelings, such as fear and love.

Their emotions can be every bit as troubling as ours.
They can be depressed so much they won't even eat!

Even our distant relatives, the cetaceans are very aware and very playful fellows.
This Humpback Whale, for instance, realizes she's been saved from a fishing net and lets her rescuers know she is thankful.

Non-mammal animals on the other hand appear to be quite different from us, but birds always find ways to puzzle us.
Apparently they like to have fun!
The crow is probably the smartest bird there is!

Birds in general are very aware of what their peers are doing.

Evidence is everywhere... yet no one seems to care...

Everytime you find evidence remember to share with us.

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Recommended Subreddits:

/r/AnimalIntelligence

/r/AnimalsBeingGeniuses

/r/AnimalsBeingStrange

/r/AnimalRights

/r/Animal_Sanctuary

/r/Animals

/r/AnimalsDoingStuff

/r/AnimalsThatLoveMagic

/r/AnimalTextGifs

/r/AnimalWelfareScience

/r/Awwducational

/r/BabyCorgis

/r/BabyElephantGifs

/r/BabyRhinoGifs

/r/BatFacts

/r/BeachDogs

/r/BearsDoingHumanThings

/r/BeforeNAfterAdoption

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/r/Budgies

/r/CapyPlops

/r/ChickenGifs

/r/Creatures_of_Earth

/r/DogsWithJobs

/r/Foxes

/r/FishCognition

/r/FuckingWithNature

/r/HappyCowGifs

/r/HappyDogs

/r/MasterReturns

/r/Nature

/r/NatureApes

/r/NatureGifs

/r/PaintedWolves

/r/PetsAreAmazing

/r/PetsWithButtons

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Gorilla dad playing around with his family.

2 Comments
2024/04/23
19:34 UTC

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Some amazing details about the little girl who fed crows and the gifts they gave her as thanks

56 Comments
2024/04/24
11:28 UTC

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The New York Declaration on Animal Consciousness

"Which animals have the capacity for conscious experience? While much uncertainty remains, some points of wide agreement have emerged.

First, there is strong scientific support for attributions of conscious experience to other mammals and to birds.

Second, the empirical evidence indicates at least a realistic possibility of conscious experience in all vertebrates (including reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) and many invertebrates (including, at minimum, cephalopod mollusks, decapod crustaceans, and insects).

Third, when there is a realistic possibility of conscious experience in an animal, it is irresponsible to ignore that possibility in decisions affecting that animal. We should consider welfare risks and use the evidence to inform our responses to these risks."

https://sites.google.com/nyu.edu/nydeclaration/declaration

4 Comments
2024/04/20
02:00 UTC

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Elephant draws a landscape painting.

9 Comments
2024/04/14
15:56 UTC

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Mom is tired and grumpy

36 Comments
2024/04/14
09:43 UTC

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Parrots playing basketball

37 Comments
2024/04/13
12:46 UTC

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The only reason people believe animals to have less/different emotions than humans is, they don't want to feel empathy in full, so they can continue to eat, exploit, mistreat them or just make decisions for them without feeling remorse. (There are good owners/animal lovers, that is not the point)

The mechanic of it is very similar to what happens with wars, repression or discrimination.

They are not like us. They are less than we. Those paroles allow humans to commit unspeakable things to those defined as "Untermenschen", the lesser beings.

And even fully benevolent people do things to animals, that would be considered terrible, if they were humans. For example: selling the puppies/kittens. Imagine the same situation but with humans in place of animals.

I had this idea for a long time and would really like to hear some opinions from others about this.

Thank you if you participate in this discussion!

Edit: When I say animals, I mean mostly mammals. Our pets, farm animals, wild mammals etc.

I am sorry I used the term without specifying. I am not perfect in my perception and projecting my emotions too. There are animals like insects or fish that I don't really understand. We still need to respect them and not expose them to pain and destruction.

58 Comments
2024/04/11
15:42 UTC

679

Mischief isn't just for humans

Credit: Sindel

6 Comments
2024/04/11
15:28 UTC

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Dolphins making a friend

52 Comments
2024/04/09
16:32 UTC

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This crow singing to a tune

70 Comments
2024/04/07
16:21 UTC

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Going shopping

160 Comments
2024/04/02
13:03 UTC

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A Bonobo builds a fire, stacks up a few marshmallows on a long stick, then roasts those marshmallows over the open flame, and finally carefully nibbles at the toasted treats

121 Comments
2024/03/31
01:30 UTC

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