The world can be divided in many ways:
Black people and white people, men and women, plants and animals.
However, when we put moral glasses on, only one division remains: sentient and non-sentient. Whoever has consciousness, can experience subjectively.
And although this unique word, Sentient, is unknown to many, it is perhaps the most important word in our language.
It encapsulates all that matters -
The subjective experiences of a conscious, living being.
We know humanity accounts for a very small amount of the world's sentience.
Most sentient beings are non-human animals. All vertebrates are sentient, whether they are macaque monkeys in the wild, or pigs on factory farms.
Some invertebrates are also definitely sentient, like octopuses.
Science has yet to tell us when subjective experiences in the animal kingdom starts. We know that some animals lack a brain or central nervous system, and thus cannot suffer.
Nevertheless, there are so many animals we know who have subjective experiences, which are not inferior to yours,
and these experiences are dominated by humans.
There are hundreds of billions of sentient wild animals at any given time, who are undergoing massive animal genocide by humans, and hundreds of billions of farm animals which are slaughtered after a short, brutal life, every year. These animals account for almost all of the suffering on earth.
Our mission is to help them, to reduce suffering on the planet.
We are Sentient – for all who can feel.