Commentary Type

Invited Commentary


Although there is the need for textbooks in this field, the literary style of Broom’s Sentience and Animal Welfare detracts from the readability of the book. The author attempts with mixed success to define the field and differing opinions regarding the definitions of “sentience” and “animal welfare,” but makes a number of questionable assumptions concerning the history of the subject area.

Author Biography

Andrea L. Sammarco alsammarco18@gmail.com is an attorney and New York State licensed wildlife rehabilitator who has volunteered for numerous charitable organizations, including the Bless the Beasts Foundation, the Erie County SPCA Wildlife Department and others, and served as in-house counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. http://www.sammarcolaw.com/aboutus.html