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Main research: Public attitudes to animal sentience and welfare. Also interested in animal welfare (particularly laboratory animal welfare), behaviour studies, advocacy and education.
September 2014 - September 2017
- Read my latest article on the "Meat paradox"
- Read 'Why don't we feel more guilty about eating animals?' https://theconversation.com/why-dont-we-feel-more-guilty-about-eating-animals-50475
Are animals capable of empathy, problem-solving, or even self-recognition? Much research is dedicated to answering these questions and yet few studies have considered how humans form beliefs about animal minds. Evidence suggests that our mentalising of animals is a natural consequence of Theory of Mind (ToM) capabilities. However, where beliefs reg...