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Broom’s Sentience and Animal Welfare (2014) provides its readers with an excellent overview of the evolving role of sentience in our understanding animal welfare as well as insights into why sentience matters for practice and policy.

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Debra Durham debra.durham@gmail.com is an ethologist who specializes in how animals respond to change and stress. She has studied animals both in their natural habitats and in captivity. Her research interests include psychology, resilience and behavioral plasticity. Much of her current work focuses on how applied research can be used to strengthen animal conservation and sanctuary care in practice. http://www.terramarresearch.org