Why are Animal Rights Important?
What makes Humans More Unique Than Animals?
It is said that we have one-hundred billion neurons in the human brain, but where is this research coming from? Suzana Herculano-Houzel asked fellow scientists where this number came from, and no one had an answer. She decided to perform her own research and found that we are not unique because of our neuron count, because that is not accurate. Instead we are unique because we know how to cook, so essentially we are “unique” because we spend less time scavenging for food and chewing it. When food is raw it is harder to digest which consumes more energy that our brains need (Houzel). So when our food is cooked, the parts that are harder to digest are broken down when the food is heated. Humans are animals, which does not make us unique to other phylums.
Are Animals Conscious?
What are Animal Rights?
UAR News Team. 2013 Animal Research Statistics from the Home Office. 2014. Understanding Animal Research. Web. 3 May 2016.