Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Vegan Fest June 27 celebrates the sentience of all beings

Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife

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“It seems like the vegan lifestyle is the solution to so many of our problems.” ~ Jon Stuart, interviewing Gene Bauer, author of “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life”

The facts raise the question: Are humans sentient, or just operating on indoctrinated auto pilot?

People are increasingly aware that farm animals — cows, pigs, sheep, turkeys, and chickens — are all just like their family cat and dog. They are individuals who crave and respond to affection and fear harm, as we do.

Science has belatedly caught up with what animal lovers have known for a long time. The July 7, 2012, Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness declares that “non-human animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses also possess these neurological substrates (that generate consciousness).” In plain English, this means that all animals and birds evolved in parallel consciousness to humans and feel the same pain, suffering…

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