Consciousness Connection Between Humans and Nonhuman Animals
Imagine your being or consciousness in another nonhuman animal. You would lose the vocal capability to communicate as you do, and your limbs would not enable you to create the things that you currently do. You would still be you, the same you, the same consciousness, but in a different body.
Now, ask yourself, what rights do I have in this body with these limitations, as compared to the human body with less of these limitations?
People are disconnected, separated and dissociated with other animal life. People need to Care more and identify with other animals in order to connect with them on the same level of being: that of a consciousness in a physical animal body, living its own life.
David James“As often has Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: In their behaviour towards creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplify the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right.”
– Isaac Bashevis Singer (Enemies, A Love Story)
Kris NelsonThis is how empathy works. You put yourself in another’s shoes. Many people lack an understanding of empathy, identification, and connection and so do not understand how they have undeveloped empathy, since they lack knowledge of it. The ignorance of how empathy work prevents greater empathy.