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Fish sentience denial: Muddy moral water
Animal Sentience
  • Robert C. Jones, California State University - Chico
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Sneddon et al. (2018) authoritatively summarize the compelling and overwhelming evidence for fish sentience, while methodically dismantling one rather emblematic research paper (Diggles et al. 2017) intended to discount solid evidence of fish sentience (Lopez-Luna et al. 2017a, 2017b, 2017c, & 2017d). I explore the larger practical moral contexts within which these debates take place and argue that denials of animal sentience are really moral canards.

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Robert C. Jones is Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on animal ethics, animal cognition, and food ethics, and has given over forty talks on animal ethics.

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Robert C. Jones. "Fish sentience denial: Muddy moral water" (2018)
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