On a scale from 1-10, how much CRITICAL THINKING did you see in the last 7 animal-related articles, worldviews and proposals that you’ve read?
Critical thinking is a process of ‘HOW’ to think, not ‘what’ to think.
Critical thinking is an important element of all professional fields. It’s worth a moment to point out that going through the motions of critical thinking is not the same as demonstrating a genuine capability to think critically. There are IDENTIFIABLE FEATURES OF 'WEAK' CRITICAL THINKING that include, for example, (a) repeated mistakes, (b) decisions that are not fit for purpose, (c) systems failures to deliver effectively and on time, (d) inaction when tangible changes in behaviours are necessary, and (e) a failure to competently identify predictable outcomes. Simply put, strong critical thinking helps to avoid A LITANY OF COSTLY ERRORS.
In the context of animal law, LAW REFORMS occur on average once every 15-20 years, so the decisions made by the entrusted few today will impact the lives of billions for decades, even generations, to come.
Critical thinking identifies ‘MODERN’ issues which affect multiple stakeholders and consequently require consideration that goes beyond the interests of one or a limited number of groups, interests or stakeholders.
It also requires the application of modern SCIENCE and a demonstrated depth of understanding of tangible actional solutions to contemporary animal-related PRIVATE, PUBLIC and INTERNATIONAL issues (e.g. playground and workplace bullying, animal husbandry standards, climate change).
For legal governance purposes, critical thinking identifies the words that clearly create enforceable RESPONSIBILITIES which translate into evolved human behaviours that affect each animal’s quality of life.
Given the INSEPARABLE nature of the human-animal relationship, those words will impact each person's life as well. The Sentient Animal Law Foundation is advocating to REPLICATE a 3-word law reform to make it 'the law' to give animals and people 'A GOOD LIFE'. You're invited to take a moment to critique the logic of the 3 words at www.sentientanimallaw.org.