Which nonhuman animals experience conscious pain?
This question is central to the debate about animal welfare, as well as being of basic interest to scientists and philosophers of mind. This question is addressed in a paper kindly forwarded by Dr. Colin Allen to International Animal Law. The paper "Animal Pain" can be read in by clicking here>>
An additional paper entitled "Ethics and the Science of Animal Minds" can be viewed by clicking here>>
Colin Allen received his B.A. in philosophy from University College London in 1982 and his Ph.D. in philosophy from UCLA in 1989. He has broad research interests in the general area of philosophy of biology and cognitive science, and is best known for his work on animal behavior and cognition. Read more about Dr. Allen at http://www.indiana.edu/~