Animal Consciousness: Grounds for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
What is it like for my dog to chew on a steak bone? Does he taste the saltiness of the residual meat? Does he feel the sandpaper-like texture of the partial skeletal structure? What does it smell like, for him? When he drinks his water, does he feel the coolness of the liquid? If he bites his tongue, does he experience the same feeling of pain
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