Lately there have been a lot of "findings" demonstrating how animals really do have emotions and problem-solving skills and all these other things we (read: idiot scientists) never thought they did. Of course, animal lovers always knew there was much more going on in their brains than science would acknowledge, even if we risked being accused of anthropomorphizing if we said so.
And now, there are articles out all the time, highlighting studies that show animals displaying jealousy, grief, empathy, memory, and all kinds of other things.
But this article points out that, rather than making us experiment on animals less (since it's obviously cruel if they are capable of all this), it's actually having rather the opposite effect.
The Role Of Science In A Push For Animal Liberation
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