The independence of Animal Liberation
We – nonhuman animals and humans – understand the questions of LOVE and VIOLENCE. Whereby “joy” and “pain” are reductionary names for the “same” thing.
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A liberation that depends on an approval by scientists? Or alternatively on a religious doctrine?
Sentience can’t be only fathomed by suffering or joy – it’s rainbow shaded.
The separation of sensuality and reason is a man-made one. And tied inasmuch to scientific shortsightedness as to the religiously driven degradation of the earthenly versus the notion of an elated human spirit.
Both anthropocentric paradigms – be they through the lens of objectivism that works within an anthropocentric framework, or the lens of an arbitrariness in the spiritual spheres – any severely anthropocentric paradigm, deconstructs the holistic body and mind connection … for reasons, obviously.
The problem lies with our constructs, and not with animal reality!
Painting: Spanish Dog by Farangis G. Yegane