"A Change of Heart About Animals" by Jeremy Rifkin explores the idea that long-held beliefs about
animals' lack of emotions, self-awareness, and cognitive abilities are wrong. Non-human beings have, until
recently, been thought to be simple, automatic creatures, who relied on instinct alone. Now new research
into the emotional, behavioral, and mental states of animals gives proof that they experience a wide range
of human-like emotions, including a sense of self-awareness, pressuring cou...