Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us | io9 Gizmodo | August 2012
An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness
in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals
are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of
animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus. But will
this make us stop treating these animals in totally inhumane ways?