Human Relationships with Domestic and Other Animals: One Health, One Welfare, One Biology
| Contributor(s):: ArielM Tarazona, Maria C Ceballos, Donald M Broom
Excessive human population growth, uncontrolled use of natural resources, including deforestation, mining, wasteful systems, biodiversity reduction by agriculture, and damaging climate change affect the existence of all animals, including humans. This discussion is now urgent and people are...
Frog in the well: A review of the scientific literature for evidence of amphibian sentience
| Contributor(s):: Lambert, Helen, Elwin, Angie, D’Cruze, Neil
2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055590168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105559text
Wouldn’t hurt a fly? A review of insect cognition and sentience in relation to their use as food and feed
We demand compromise: which achieves more, asking or small or large changes?
| Contributor(s):: Appleby, M. C.
Veterinary Students’ Beliefs About Animal Sentience: What Role Does Gender Play?
| Contributor(s):: Clarke, Nancy, Paul, Elizabeth S.
Across a 15-year period, annual cohorts of first-year veterinary science students (n = 1,380; 77% female) at a British university completed the Belief in Animal Sentience (BiAS) questionnaire, in which they reported their beliefs about the sentience (capacity to feel) of ten species: dogs, cats,...
Belief in Animal Mind among Spanish Primary School Children
| Contributor(s):: Menor-Campos, David José, Hawkins, Roxanne, Williams, Joanne
Beliefs concerning the mental experiences of nonhuman animals have been related to how people treat, see, and take care of nonhuman animals. Whereas this issue has been the subject of several studies on adults, few have been conducted with children. Taking advantage of a recently published scale,...
Can ear postures reliably measure the positive emotional state of cows?
| Contributor(s):: Proctor, Helen S., Carder, Gemma
Animal welfare science is increasingly concerned with the promotion of positive emotions in animals, yet little is known about how to measure them. We examined whether ear postures in dairy cows were reliable indicators of a low arousal, positive emotional state. We conducted a total of 381,...
An evolutionary point of view of animal ethics
| Contributor(s):: Criscuolo, François, Sueur, Cédric
The observation that animals may respond to the emotional states of conspecific or even heterospecific individuals is not new. After more than one century, the need to define what exactly non-human animals are able to feel and—from this starting point—rethink the legal status and place of animals...
Looking into the eyes of a cow: Can eye whites be used as a measure of emotional state?
| Contributor(s):: Lambert, Helen S., Carder, Gemma
A number of studies have looked at whether the percentage of visible eye whites could be a reliable and dynamic tool for measuring emotional state in cattle. In this study we have built upon previous research to further test this measure with different stimuli and different types of emotional...
Can changes in nasal temperature be used as an indicator of emotional state in cows?
| Contributor(s):: Proctor, Helen, Carder, Gemma
Good animal welfare considers not only the physical and environmental aspects of an animal’s well-being, but also their emotional state. Finding measures of animal emotions is an important area of research, as there is a need for objective, reliable and non-invasive measures to assess how an...
Review of Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights
| Contributor(s):: Mylan Engel Jr.
In their recent book, Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf defend the following ethical theses: (1) sentience is sufficient for possessing the right not to be harmed and the right not to be killed; (2) killing sentient animals for food is almost always seriously wrong; (3) aborting pre-sentient fetuses...
Articulating Animals: Animals and Implicit Inferences in Brandom's Work
| Contributor(s):: Musser, Joel D.
Mind-Matter for Animals Matters: Science and the Denial of Animal Consciousness
| Contributor(s):: Reus, E., Olivier, D.
Response to Regan: Sentientism
| Contributor(s):: Ryder, Richard D.
Souls and Sentientism
The More Things Change
| Contributor(s):: Regan, Tom
The changing concept of animal sentience
| Contributor(s):: Ian J.H. Duncan
A brief history of the concept of sentience is given. It is pointed out that the idea of sentience, at least in the mammals and birds, was accepted by lay people by the time of the Renaissance and before it was acknowledged by philosophers. It was not until the Enlightenment of the 18th century...
Human-Sled Dog Relations: What Can We Learn from the Stories and Experiences of Mushers?
| Contributor(s):: Kuhl, G.
Thoughts out of season on the history of animal ethics
| Contributor(s):: Preece, R.
From Darwin to Dawkins: the science and implications of animal sentience. Papers from the Compassion in World Farming Trust International Conference, London, UK, 17-18 March 2005
| Contributor(s):: Webster, J.
This special issue contains 14 papers addressing the nature of animal sentience and suffering as experienced by the animals themselves and how practitioners in the field can incorporate this understanding to ensure the proper treatment of animals. The simplest definition of animal sentience is...