News about animal sentience:
“Dolphins have been declared the world’s second most intelligent creatures after humans, with scientists suggesting they are so bright that they should be treated as ‘non-human persons’.”
“Studies into dolphin behaviour have highlighted how similar their communications are to those of humans and that they are brighter than chimpanzees. “
Read more at Times Online >>
While I don’t think that intelligence should be the main criterion for fair human-animal relationships, I do think this is good news that will help people bridge the species barrier and begin to think of [non-human] animals as individuals worthy of rights.