A number of philosophers have recently claimed that animals have no self awareness and that this is proven by modern findings in neuroscience and hence they cannot suffer. This film :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLSwRcvX72M
investigates this claim with some of the leading neuroscientists and animal scinetists in the world and throughly debunks it.
Pure consciousness and feeling exists in all sentient beings. The human that devours cow/pig/lamb/fish etc flesh displays that of a psychopath which 'normal ' people see as that which only exists human to human. Lets explore that rabbit hole labrynth.
They are slaves to feed the slaves.
The system needs the slaves.
Slaves need the system.
Within the system religion enslaves you further. Religion even introduces animals into their satanic regime. What we can and cannot eat. FOOLS!
Every day humans stepping stone upon other humans in the hopeless task of gaining some control of their sad and pathetic lives.
Stress which the modern society puts on people will diminish any altruism they may have.
they are people who will use their intellectual ability to dismiss the 'lesser' animals as they see fit. They have not connected and I do not judge them as such.
When an animal is grazing peacefully and we take her/him and string him/her up and slit their throats then that says alot about our mentality.
But death is the end of all misery.
Perhaps!!! You stood on that first step? Does it really feel solid?