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This is a small part of rethinking thinking, looking for missed leverages that might help us better cope with the climate. and the mega crisis (the same crisis underneath all our current failing systems)
Animals are smarter about what is important to them than we are about those aspects of reality.
We look down on animals when we should look with them.
It was a mistake. to define our most important trait as our intelligence, and thus exert our differences from animals, when we should have defined us by our similarities. Especially our care for our young.
Caring for the young, and supporting the parents of the e young, should be the primary task of society. The search for change and profit has led us up the wrong path.