The Animals of Ukraine: The Silent Victims of Putin’s War
With every military conflict, a lot of suffering is inflicted on innocent beings, both human and nonhuman. We have rightly been focusing on the toll Russia’s full-scale invasion has caused on the Ukrainian people. But we should also focus on nonhuman animals.
Nonhuman animals are arguably the most overlooked victims of military conflicts. They can’t defend their right to life. But they feel as much as most of us and they are conscious in an ethically consequential way. That is why we should focus on them.