Do non-human animals have minds? This paper explores the possibility of the validity of the philosophical viewpoint that suggests that humans are not the only animals on our planet that have minds; that other animals are capable of conscious thought. It attempts to determine the consensus of informed opinion on the subject, in order to arrive at what might be considered to be the majority and hopefully correct answer.
Mountain (April 2013) published a feature entitled “Scientists Declare: Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious” which clearly came down on the side of deciding that those creatures do have minds. In his