Poll respondents say all animals should be classed as sentient – i.e. ‘emotional’ and ‘with feelings’

Posted: September 18, 2015 in Underground Knowledge
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Do you believe ALL animals should be classified by law as Sentient Beings? That’s the question we put to members of our Underground Knowledge group on Goodreads.com – and interim results show nearly three-quarters of poll respondents voted a resounding YES!

“Hey listen up…I got feelings too, Bud!”

To date, 74% of respondents say Yes; some 18% say No; and 8% are Unsure.

The poll was inspired by New Zealand’s recent decision to classify all animals as sentient beings, thereby making it illegal to kill, harm or experiment on any animal.

Greeting New Zealand’s new Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, the activist site TrueActivist.com  welcomed the news as “a landmark decision by the Kiwis (that) sets a precedent that other countries should follow”.

True Activist states:

New Zealand has just set a great example to the world by recognizing what animal lovers have known forever- that our furry friends are as sentient as we are, and (obviously, dur) they have feelings just like we do. It’s a theme we have covered time and again here at True Activist, but this landmark ruling by NZ is the first time this shift in perception and policy has been extended to all animals, not just chimpanzees, orangutans, or dolphins.

To read the full article go to: http://collectivelyconscious.net/articles/new-zealand-now-recognizes-all-animals-as-sentient-beings/

And to read what our Underground Knowledge group poll respondents have to say, or better still to have YOUR say, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group?type=group

Poll ends September 28.


Our Underground Knowledge discussion group is aimed at those with an interest in the world we live in and a desire to learn or to uncover “underground knowledge” on important issues of our times.

Everyone’s welcome to join! All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to learn. Our members include scientists, social activists, teachers, historians, authors, former military and intelligence agency personnel, bankers, housewives, whistleblowers, students, former police officers, journalists, readers and many more.

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