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The Cambridge Declaration on ConsciousnessWe declare the following: “The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism fromexperiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have theneuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along withthe capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates thathumans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Nonhumananimals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, alsopossess these neurological substrates.”

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“Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends.”

George Bernard Shaw

Sonia Ferreira