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Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Commentary Type

Invited Commentary

Abstract

Marino’s target article provides an overview of chickens’ cognition, emotion, and personality, with the aim of changing how people view chickens. In this commentary, I will agree that chickens deserve better than their reputation, but contend with a statement about the lack of behavioral change under chicken domestication.

Author Biography

Martin Johnsson is a postdoctoral researcher who studies the genomics of chickens and pigs.

www.alphagenes.roslin.ed.ac.uk/dr-martin-johnsson/