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Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Commentary Type

Open Commentary

Abstract

Ng proposes concrete ways to decrease animal suffering on the basis of commonsense economic logic and research in welfare biology. But to reduce animal suffering effectively in livestock farming, animal experimentation or the natural environment we have to become more aware of our pervasive and spontaneous but unreliable intuitive moral judgments. These can generate biases that prevent us from decreasing animal suffering effectively.

Author Biography

Stijn Bruers Stijn.Bruers@UGent.be, post-doctoral researcher at University of Ghent, has published several books on environmental ethics and animal rights. https://telefoonboek.ugent.be/en/people/802001467564