Humans and animals. How are we different? Or perhaps a better question might be — How are we the same?
Some people believe that animals aren’t conscious and that they don’t have empathy or feel pain. Others believe that humans are above animals and that we can do with them whatever we wish.
But why do we think these things?
Watch the following three powerful and compelling videos and see if you’re thinking shifts.
Video 1: Do animals have emotions?
In this first, very short video, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard questions why we regard human life as having infinite value but see the value of animals as being almost zero.