Are vegans unrealistic, bleeding-hearted softies? In certain situations most people care about animal welfare, such as when companion animals like dogs are mistreated or eaten. We should extend this concern to all animals, not just the cutest and tamest.
The Cambridge Declaration On Consciousness demonstrated something of a scientific consensus on the issue of animal consciousness. Now that we know many animals are indeed conscious what does that mean for how we live, create and interact with people we know.