Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Commentary Type

Invited Commentary


This overview of Broom’s book, Sentience and Animal Welfare (2014), considers the role the book could play in the animal rights debate. In a thoroughly researched and objectively presented text, Broom lays out information that could place doubt in the minds of decision-makers. By highlighting not just the ways animals resemble humans, but also the ways humans resemble animals, Broom shines a light on a solidly grey area in the animal rights debate.

Author Biography

M. E. Rolle melliottr@hotmail.com decided to make a radical change after twelve years as a natural resources attorney for the federal government. She moved to England to undertake a master's degree in creative writing. Weaving animal rights themes into her writing, she is working on her first novel at the University of Westminster in London.