Adolphs, Ralph (2019) Using sheep psychology to guide sheep policy. Animal Sentience 25(14)
Lori Marino and Debra Merskin, Intelligence, complexity, and individuality in sheep
Marino & Merskin’s valuable review of the literature on sheep cognition shows how entrenched common views of these animals’ mental lives are disputed by the research literature. Yet the evidence they muster faces three challenges that their target article does not discuss: (1) the behavioral tasks are strongly anthropocentric; (2) neuroscientific data are absent; and (3) applications are not discussed. I touch on all three of these here.
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