“We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention and curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes in a well-developed condition, in the lower animals.”
Who was Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin, in full Charles Robert Darwin, (born February 12, 1809, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England—died April 19, 1882, Downe, Kent), English naturalist whose scientific theory of evolution by natural selection became the foundation of modern evolutionary studies.
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Read about Charles Darwin’s influence on animal rights.
Animal Rights: A History, Charles Darwin
Although Darwin was never an animal rights advocate his theory of evolution has profound implications for the way in which we consider our relationship to non human animals and the way we treat them.