Humanity’s best friend deserves legal recognition

Stanley Coren, a dog expert and an emeritus professor at UBC, is calling for legal recognition of the sentience of dogs.

Coren wrote in a Globe and Mail  op-ed: “In recent years, science has been able to demonstrate that the mind of a dog is roughly equivalent to that of a human child two to three years of age. Like a toddler, the dog has all of the basic emotions: fear, anger, joy, disgust, surprise and love.”