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able to perceive or feel things.
"she had been instructed from birth in the equality of all sentient life forms"
capable of feeling
having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.
characterized by sensation and consciousness.
a person or thing that is sentient.
Archaic. the conscious mind.
Someone sentient is able to feel things, or sense them. Sentient usually occurs in phrases like "sentient beings" and "sentient creatures," making it clear that things that don’t have life don’t have feelings. Explain that to a pet rock.
Sentient comes from the Latin sentient-, "feeling," and it describes things that are alive, able to feel and perceive, and show awareness or responsiveness. Having senses makes something sentient, or able to smell, communicate, touch, see, or hear. Whether or not plants and living things other than animals and people are sentient depends on whom you ask.
We are FAR from recongnizing SENTIENCE as the NATURAL, INHERENT RIGHT to LIVE FREE, the new upcoming legislations on animal’s sentience and welfare refer less cruel way of killing the SEA BEINGS called SEA FOOD.
The AIM is to make it completely illegal to catch and kill any living being as there are now many alternative, plant based, cruelty free options to the <seafood>.
Abolishing cruelty, violence and exploitation is what we as a planet need to focus on and where all our efforts to be invested.
CRUSTACEANS FEEL PAIN
Lobsters, octopus and crabs recognized as sentient beings
Cruelty free alternatives
Google (*images and links) on PLANT BASED SEAFOOD ALTERNATIVES