Hi Pec, welcome back! Please notice that right now there really are more important discussions going on, for example an apparent attempt by caps to overfill this board with propaganda.
<br>[color=green] However, if we get past the skeptical problems for a moment, there does seem to be heaps of evidence that human brains are far more developed than those of any other animals, and that while it may be straightforward to measure psychological stress of your average cow or sheep, it is virtually impossible to measure it in the vastly more complex human brain. </font color=green>
<br>I'm not so sure about the use of the word "vast," but I have never made an argument for or against the human brain being more complex than that of most animals. My argument is that most compelling evidence, philosophical and scientific as well, seems to indicate that the parts of the brain that create a direct pain response in the vast majority of mammals are nearly identical to ours, because they don't lie in our more developed sections.
<br>Now, I will readily admit that there may be the potential for a greater capacity of psychological “terror” in humans. It seems like it is the case that the parts of our brains that are more developed allow for a greater capacity of projection for future pain. This would in turn seem to allow for more psychological trauma for most humans. However, the actual pain itself, in the direct sensation, from all evidence appears to be nearly identical between humans and the vast majority of animals we eat, after we put aside the skeptical argument as you suggest.