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• Ross Andersen at The Atlantic discusses the notion of consciousness in animals and how scientists are making more discoveries on animal cognition.
• Could this article and the research backing it inspire more people to give back to animal causes? What can we learn about our own cognition through studying animals?
• Here's an article on how to find the animal advocacy charity for you.
Amid the human crush of Old Delhi, on the edge of a medieval bazaar, a red structure with cages on its roof rises three stories above the labyrinth of neon-lit stalls and narrow alleyways, its top floor emblazoned with two words: birds hospital.
On a hot day last spring, I removed my shoes at the hospital’s entrance and walked up to the second-floor lobby, where a clerk in his late 20s was processing patients. An older woman placed a shoebox before him and lifted off its lid, revealing a bloody white parakeet, the victim of a cat attack. The man in front of me in line held, in a small cage, a dove that had collided with a glass tower in the financial district. A girl no older than 7 came in behind me clutching, in her bare hands, a white hen with a slumped neck.
Read the full article about new findings on animal cognition by Ross Andersen at The Atlantic