Nowadays, it is rarely doubtful that Homo sapiens are one of the many species of this planet, not something imagined. We learn more about the minds of animals, their senses, psychology, and it is almost always concluded that animals are more complex and more like us than we thought.
It turns out that fish can feel pain, make friends and have a good memory, pigs in many ways are smarter than dogs, sheep can remember at least 50 faces, whales and dolphins have cultural qualities and more alike. As a result, respect for them as our companions on this planet is gradually increasing, but at the same time animals are bred and killed in more terrible proportions and ways than ever before. How did we get to this contradiction? What if we want to be honest and kind to them?
You’ll find out more from the long-standing “animal theme” researcher, science enthusiast, creator of the radio show “Zootehnikums” and organizer of “Riga Animal Save” collective Sandris Ādminis.