pearl-nautilus: “Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.” ― Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Small as an Elephant getting ready to head to the family re-union and this just was wonderful to read.
An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness http://fcmconference.org/img/CambridgeDeclarationOnConsciousness.pdf supporting the idea that #animals are #conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus. #NeurologicalSubstrates (Image: Billy Dodson) http://earthweareone.com/scientists-sign-declaration-that-animals-have-conscious-awareness-just-like-humans/