Philosophical Ethology: On the extents of what it is to be a pig

@article{Harfeld2011PhilosophicalEO,
  title={Philosophical Ethology: On the extents of what it is to be a pig},
  author={Jes Lynning Harfeld},
  journal={Society \& Animals},
  year={2011},
  volume={19},
  pages={83-101}
}
  • J. Harfeld
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Society & Animals
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