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Colin Klein and Andrew B. Barron, Insects have the capacity for subjective experience
If Klein & Barron are right, then insects may well be able to feel pain. If they can, then the standard approach to animal ethics generates some implausible results. Philosophers need to develop alternatives to this framework to avoid them.