Sheep are sentient, but not identical
|Title:||Sheep are sentient, but not identical||Authors:||Hanlon, Alison||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10963||Date:||4-Jul-2019||Online since:||2019-08-12T07:17:09Z||Abstract:||Marino & Merskin (M&M) provide a timely reminder that sheep have advanced cognitive abilities, but do we still have to provide evidence to justify animal sentience? In the EU, regulations are designed to support farm animal welfare. Whilst the regulations are imperfect, they do emphasize behavioural needs and other concepts relevant to sentience. The persistence of sheep welfare issues such as lamb mortality indicates that regulations may not be achieving their desired goal. We can quibble about the science described by M&M yet reach the same conclusion: sheep (lambs, ewes and rams) are not all identical, but they are all sentient.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy (HSISP)||Journal:||Animal Sentience - An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling||Volume:||4||Issue:||25||Copyright (published version):||2019 the Author||Keywords:||Sheep; Cognitive abilities; Animal sentience||Other versions:||https://animalstudiesrepository.org/animsent/vol4/iss25/41/||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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