Rowlands, Mark (2016) Mentality and animal welfare. Animal Sentience 5(9)
Donald M. Broom, Considering animals’ feelings: Précis of Sentience and animal welfare (Broom 2014)
In this commentary I discuss the concept of sentience as used in Broom’s book Sentience and Animal Welfare (2014). Broom’s understanding of sentience is, I suggest, both misleading and revealing. Appreciating why this is so is important for understanding the connection between the mental life of animals and their moral status.