January 11, 2015

Monkeys Learn to Recognize Themselves in a Mirror – And Promptly Check Out Their Butts. [Via]
  • Belfie? WTH!
  • I don't know if self recognition in a mirror should be such a big test of sentience but I do believe that sentience alone should be enough justification for compassion. We kill them for research and we kill them to eat them and when we do these things to them without full anesthesia they know that something awful is happening. And when we do these things with full anesthesia we know something awful is happening.