— by Susan B. Eirich, Ph.D. — There was a national sadness at the euthanizing of a baby bison in Yellowstone last May. It was taken away from its herd by well-meaning but ill-informed tourists, and the rangers made the decision to kill it when it couldn’t be introduced back.
We are moving towards treating animals with compassion. Not fast enough, but in the right direction. In the last e-newsletter, I wrote about a conference held in July at the University of Cambridge on the nature of human and animal consciousness. There, neuroscientists from different fields were moved to make
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