People are frequently interested in things that will make their lives better, so it's unsurprising that one of the constant arguments for looking after animals, studying them, and the permissions granted under law to conduct research on them, is because there are benefits for people in learning from them.
"New Zealand has a long history of animal cruelty and neglect". That's the title of the article produced by a New Zealand lawyer with a long-standing interest in New Zealand's standards governing the treatment of it's animals. It's quite a statement about a country that holds itself out as a world leader for animal welfare.
A recent investigation has looked at the 'hypocrisy gap' between ethical sentiment and behaviour in food consumption.
The human-animal relationship ("HAI"), or"bond" has been defined as "a mutually beneficial and dynamic...more >>
“The pig mortality will be the least of our worries”, according to US expert Dennis DiPietre. “The business disruption and profit losses from export cessation would range from big to staggering,” he says. DiPietre fears that, within a year or two, “we will be engulfed in a worldwide pandemic”.
Well, that's one of the lines in this opinion piece about what science says about animal sentience.
The article also states:
Here’s a couple of considerations to keep in mind as you read the article dealing with farming and “New Zealand’s most popular meat”. The key words to those considerations are “sentience”, and “balance”
Consideration #1: What difference would a legal definition of animal sentience have on the daily...more >>