Animals feel pain. Why do people believe they don’t?

The psychological disconnect between humans and other animals puts all forms of life at risk. by DEREK BERES As part of the EU Withdrawal Bill, British MPs refused to recognize animal sentience. Yet it is well-documented that animals feel a range of feelings, including pain. The delusional idea that only humans experience emotions has lead to a variety of catastrophic problems, such as mass factory farming As a child I loved Rick Raccoon. He was the only stuffed animal I owned of the Shirt Tales crew. The show was necessary Saturday Morning television before I left the cartoon-watching age. Many years later, … Continue reading Animals feel pain. Why do people believe they don’t?

A SPECIES IN CRISIS

by Elva Thompson, Contributor Waking Times We live in the Information Age – a fast digital reality of gloss and glitter – a stage show with plot and purpose specifically designed to keep us in a constant state of physical stimulation – lots of things are on offer in this electrical paradigm from toothpicks to silicone sex dolls and everything imaginable in between. The wrong direction Locked up in our cities of concrete and glass we have become fast ‘everything’ junkies living our lives through facebook, twitter, phones and ipads. We have traded the natural world for a digital copy and given … Continue reading A SPECIES IN CRISIS

THE SHAMANIC PERSPECTIVE ON AI AND TRANSHUMANISM

by Sergey Baranov, Contributor Waking Times In my recent book, The Mescaline Confessions, I wrote a chapter about a stark vision I one day received from the Huachuma cactus, warning of a future in which our own technology will devour us. Huachuma, also known as San Pedro, is a sacred cactus native to the Andes which is shamanically used in Peru and has been for thousands of years. Its active ingredient is the alkaloid mescaline, which was made known to the world by Aldous Huxley in his book The Doors of Perception. Technology, the cactus told me, is not our God – it is our servant. Technology itself … Continue reading THE SHAMANIC PERSPECTIVE ON AI AND TRANSHUMANISM

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE VS. RIGHT TO REPAIR: FIXING OUR OWN BROKEN STUFF SHOULD BE STANDARD

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch Waking Times When our smartphones, televisions or other gadgets stop working, it seems like the only choice we have is to get rid of it. This never-ending stream of electronic waste has created mountains of toxic trash that’s hazardous to people and the planet. That’s why consumers and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe are fighting back under the burgeoning “Right to Repair” movement that demands manufacturers make products that last longer and are easier to fix, BBC News reported.At least 18 U.S. states are considering repair legislation and a similar proposal arose in European Parliament. States that have introduced “Right to Repair” bills include … Continue reading PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE VS. RIGHT TO REPAIR: FIXING OUR OWN BROKEN STUFF SHOULD BE STANDARD

KEANU REEVES HAS BEEN RUNNING A SECRET CANCER FOUNDATION TO FUND CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project Waking Times The Matrix movie series was one of the most revolutionary works of art to ever come out of Hollywood. Its pro-humanity, anti-authoritarian message instantly made it a classic and it has since become the subject of internet memes and (red pill) movements alike. At the center of this silver-screen revolution is Keanu Reeves whose real-life heroism makes his role as Neo that much more incredible. It is no secret that Keanu Reeves is Hollywood’s biggest low-key real-life hero, but did you know that he also secretly funds children’s hospitals? We didn’t, and most … Continue reading KEANU REEVES HAS BEEN RUNNING A SECRET CANCER FOUNDATION TO FUND CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS

An Elephant’s Personhood on Trial

Two elephants play in a river in Thailand.WOOTTHISAK NIRONGBOOT / GETTY A legal case involving a famous solitary elephant poses a fundamental question about animals’ rights. by BRANDON KEIM Forty-seven years ago, the Asian elephant now known as Happy was one of seven calves captured—probably in Thailand, but details are hazy—and sent to the United States. She spent five years at a safari park in Florida, time that in the wild would have been spent by her mother’s side. Then she was moved to the Bronx Zoo in New York City. There Happy remains today, and since the death of … Continue reading An Elephant’s Personhood on Trial

TERRAFORMING has begun: “Global dimming” is a plot to EXTERMINATE humanity by terraforming the atmosphere with SMOG pollution, killing Earth’s food crops and unleashing ecological collapse

 By Mike Adams Now we come to the end game for humanity. This is it, folks: They have a plan to collapse global food production, kill off over 90% of the human race, devastate natural ecosystems and pollute the Earth’s atmosphere… and it’s all being sold to you under the banner of “environmentalism.” The scheme is called “global dimming,” and it’s a dangerous geoengineering plot to spray billions of tons of smog into the atmosphere so that pollution levels would block sunlight and halt global warming. This is literally what the mad environmental scientists are now proposing — the very same … Continue reading TERRAFORMING has begun: “Global dimming” is a plot to EXTERMINATE humanity by terraforming the atmosphere with SMOG pollution, killing Earth’s food crops and unleashing ecological collapse