Thank you for pointing out the typo, Radhika, and for sharing your thoughts here. 🙂
I have been hearing more and more about how scientists are discovering that some animals, like dolphins and whales, have a high level of consciousness. But you took the thoughts right out of my head with what you said next: they may have a high level of consciousness–perhaps even equal–but they certainly cannot have the level of affect on the world that humans can. We are more capable creatures and as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility.