Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Commentary Type

Invited Commentary


David M. Peña-Guzmán, Can nonhuman animals commit suicide?


What would be the moral implications of the capacity for suicide in nonhuman animals? Humans can be helped to end their lives if they no longer find them bearable. Should captive animals not be given the same possibility?

Author Biography

Clark Glymour is Alumni University Professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. He works on the development of computer programs that extract causal information from medical and scientific databases.