Cosmetics. Household chemical products. Pharmaceuticals. Factory Farming (most of the meat in the grocery store). Trophy hunting. Entertainment (ie: racing, rodeos, zoos). The list of ways to deliberately inflict pain on a sentient being are endless.
New Zealand Law – Animals are Sentient (This includes the ban on using animals for cosmetic testing)
What is sentience?
Sentience is the ability to perceive and feel things.
An animal is sentient if “it is capable of being aware of its surroundings, its relationships with other animals and humans, and of sensations in its own body, including pain, hunger, heat or cold.”
In 2012, an international group of eminent neuroscientists signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which confirmed that many animals, including all mammals and birds, possess the “neurological substrates that generate consciousness.”3
Why sentience matters
A sentient animal is “a being who has interests; that is, a being who prefers, desires, or wants.” These animals avoid suffering and seek positive experiences just as humans do.
We are all connected. Everything we say and do matters. Our thoughts and actions have energy.
Everyone has the power to change the world.
Just … Be Love.
BE Love <3