Category Archives: Animal ethics

Animal smarts: Pigeons

“New research at the University of Iowa shows that pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time—and seem to use a different region of the brain than humans and primates to do so.” Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-12-pigeons-discriminate-space.html

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Cognitive abilities of pigs

Some videos that address pigs’ cognitive abilities…

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Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in Non-Human Animals

In 2012, a group of neuroscientists signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which asserts that “humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Non-human animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Cows

http://www.newsweek.com/cow-cattle-animal-intelligence-science-personalities-emotion-697979

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Moral Behavior in Animals

Speaker: Frans de Waal video link: here In this video, de Waal covers various experiments that test reciprocity & fairness, and empathy & compassion, in primates, elephants, and other animals.

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Chimps play ultimatum game

video link: here

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Animal Sentience Journal

Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling http://animalstudiesrepository.org/animsent/

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Bonobo intelligence

Speaker: Susan Savage-Rumbaugh video link: here Kanzi the bonobo @ Wikipedia: here “… There were Tasmanians who were discovered around the 1600s and they had no fire. They had no stone tools. To our knowledge they had no music. So … Continue reading

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Animal Rights

Speaker: Steven Wise video link: here “But being human and being a legal person has never been, and is not today, synonymous with a legal person. Humans and legal persons are not synonymous.” “On the one side, there have been … Continue reading

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Animal psychology

Speaker: Laurel Braitman video link: here On understanding other minds: “… just because you ask someone that you’re with…how they feel doesn’t mean that they can tell you. They may not have words to explain what it is that they’re feeling, … Continue reading

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The Moral Lives of Animals

https://www.philosophytalk.org/blog/moral-lives-animals

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Animal Ethics blog

http://animalethics.blogspot.com/

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