From Ferris Jabr at Smithsonian: It’s Official: Fish Feel Pain:
Moreover, the notion that fish do not have the cerebral complexity to feel pain is decidedly antiquated. Scientists agree that most, if not all, vertebrates (as well as some invertebrates) are conscious and that a cerebral cortex as swollen as our own is not a prerequisite for a subjective experience of the world. The planet contains a multitude of brains, dense and spongy, globular and elongated, as small as poppy seeds and as large as watermelons; different animal lineages have independently conjured similar mental abilities from very different neural machines. A mind does not have to be human to suffer. More.
Post-March for Life, we are all thinking the same thing, aren’t we? Live dismemberment as a form of death for young humans?
Cut the air with a knife…
See also: 2018 March for Life in Washington, DC: 45th annual response to the 1973 Abortion on Demand US Supreme Court Decision. kairosfocus: We have someone on the ground from the UD family and will be giving updates as we get them across the day.
Furry, feathery, and finny animals speak their minds