Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals
"So, animals are conscious beings, capable of understanding cause-and-effect relationships, forming abstract thoughts, solving problems, using language, making tools, exhibiting long-term memory, and showing empathy, in many cases with skills that are superior to those of humans. But more importantly, animals can comprehend when they are being abused and killed, and they feel anxiety, fear and pain, just as humans do."
"For us, it’s only about a meal. Just a moment. For them, it’s about life itself.”
Mumford and Sons “I Will Wait”