A prominent international group of cognitive neuroscientists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neuroanatomists and computational neuroscientists all came together to agree with me as I started the year with a plate of moulies.
En bref, bivalves and shellfish may provide the best solution for sustainable and ethical animal aquatic farming. They require the least feeding and are plant like as possible.
There are fewer welfare considerations because they are lower down the consciousness scale. Factory farming of almost all other animals, land or aquatic, even salmon farming takes a heavy toll, both environmentally and ethically.
Without a developed brain and nervous system, bivalves like clams, moulies, and other shellfish may be our best option for mass animal farming.
From the The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness
On this day of July 7, 2012, a prominent international group of cognitive neuroscientists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neuroanatomists and computational neuroscientists gathered at The University of Cambridge to reassess the neurobiological substrates of conscious experience and related behaviours in human and non-human animals. While comparative research on this topic is naturally hampered by the inability of non-human animals, and often humans, to clearly and readily communicate about their internal states, the following observations can be stated unequivocally:
• The field of Consciousness research is rapidly evolving. Abundant new techniques and strategies for human and non-human animal research have been developed. Consequently, more data is becoming readily available, and this calls for a periodic reevaluation of previously held preconceptions in this field. Studies of non-human animals have shown that homologous brain circuits correlated with conscious experience and perception can be selectively facilitated and disrupted to assess whether they are in fact necessary for those experiences. Moreover, in humans, new non-invasive techniques are readily available to survey the correlates of consciousness.
• The neural substrates of emotions …. http://fcmconference.org/img/CambridgeDeclarationOnConsciousness.pdf
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