Animal Sentience

Commentary Type

Open Commentary


I comment on two of Ng’s suggestions. There is a lack of support for his suggestion that some experiments on individual animals will be useful for future success, so they should be permitted. I also question his recommendation that animal advocacy should focus on farmed animals first and wild animals later. The lack of solid support for why this would be a more effective strategy leads me to suggest a more pluralistic support of a variety of types of advocacy.

Author Biography

Beril İdemen Sözmen teaches philosophy at the Technical University of Istanbul. Her main research is in the field of normative ethics and theories of selfhood. http://akademi.itu.edu.tr/sozmenb/