Animal Sentience 2 (16):13 (2017)

Heather Browning
London School of Economics
Birch’s criterion for the precautionary principle imposes a high evidential standard that many cases will fail to meet. Reliable, relevant anecdotal evidence suggestive of animal sentience should also fall within the scope of the precautionary principle. This would minimize potential suffering (as happened in the case of cephalopods) while further evidence is gathered.
Keywords evidence  anecdote  precautionary  cephalopod  sentience
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