Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Can They Reason?

The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being?... The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes...
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

OTOH, this is pretty amazing: Cockatoo cracks lock with no prior training