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Animal Studies Repository 5-2009 Animal Pleasure and its Moral Significance

  title={Animal Studies Repository 5-2009 Animal Pleasure and its Moral Significance},
  author={J. Balcombe},
  • J. Balcombe
  • Published 2015
  • This paper presents arguments for, and evidence in support of, the important role of pleasure in animals’ lives, and outlines its considerable significance to humankind’s relationship to other animals. In the realms of animal sentience, almost all scholarly discussion revolves around its negative aspects: pain, stress, distress, and suffering. By contrast, the positive aspects of sentience – rewards and pleasures – have been rarely broached by scientists. Yet, evolutionary principles predict… CONTINUE READING
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