To Apply Human Perceptions to Animals is Illogical

By John Rance – President of the TGA Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.[1] Eighteenth-century philosophers used the concept to distinguish the ability to think (reason) from the ability to feel (sentience). In modern Western philosophy, sentience is the ability to experience sensations (known in philosophy of mind as “qualia“). In Eastern philosophy, sentience is a metaphysical quality of all …

Report on the Giraffe from CITES – You wouldn’t accredit a paedophile to attend a conference on eliminating child abuse..!

A few days into CITES and SADEC countries are frustrated. Giraffe has just been listed on Appendix II, even though SADEC countries have overwhelming science indicating healthy and increasing populations. CAR, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Senegal has submitted this proposal, and, with no success in the conservation for giraffe, this proposal which was just …