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We know more about animal cognition than ever—it’s time to consider the moral implications

Chimpanzees, and other animals, have a richer emotional life than we think

By Frans De Waal  
Smile: A baby chimpanzee with its parent Credit: Pixabay

Smile: A baby chimpanzee with its parent Credit: Pixabay

Pondering what needs to change in the coming decade, I become depressed. Normally, I am an optimist, but so much seems to be going wrong in today’s world, from its ugly politics to the ecological mess we have created, and the way we treat those who look different from us. I have no authority to speak on these issues, except when it comes to one category of creature that looks even more…

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