Take Heart!
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Animals Have Consciousness

"On July 7, 2012, an international panel of neuroscientists at the Francis Crick Memorial Conference on Consciousness in Human and non-Human Animals signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which states that animals have consciousness and that humans are not unique in having consciousness. The Declaration's main author has since gone vegan."

The Declaration can be downloaded here:

Itís fantastic that science is helping people look at Godís animals under a different light. Hopefully, all this new information will help expose the exploitation of sentient beings and encourage people to be compassionate and merciful. The bottom line is truly that we have all been created by a loving God, that we therefore share the same essence of love and that we are connected through this web of love.

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