From The Humanist, Namit Arora on eating animals: Opposition to factory farming as an ethical starting point. Should chimpanzees have legal rights? The “animal personhood” movement believes dolphins, great apes, and elephants deserve to be able to sue — and now it has a plaintiff. On being an octopus: Peter Godfrey-Smith on diving deep in search of the human mind. James McWilliams on radical activism and the future of animal rights. Animals have thoughts, feelings and personality — why have we taken so long to catch up with animal consciousness? Tom McClelland reviews Can Animals Be Moral? by Mark Rowlands. If you know how a cow feels, will you eat less meat? Inside a lab on the Stanford University campus, students experience what it might feel like to be a cow. An excerpt from Should We Eat Meat? Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory by Vaclav Smil. Researchers find more evidence that dolphins use names. David Pearce on the antispeciesist revolution. Andrew C. Revkin on a closer look at “nonhuman personhood” and animal welfare. The first chapter from Social Learning: An Introduction to Mechanisms, Methods, and Models by William Hoppitt and Kevin N. Laland. Julie Hecht on how to teach language to dogs. Peter Singer on the world's first cruelty-free hamburger: Today's tasting of in vitro meat could herald a future free from needless animal suffering and polluting factory farms.

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