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Marino’s comprehensive, detailed, and timely review provides clear evidence of the sentience of chickens and strong support for those wishing to challenge their exclusion from even the limited protections currently accorded to animals grown for food.

Author Biography

Debra Merskin is Professor of Media Studies. Her work focuses on the intersection of race, gender, and species, particularly how nonhuman animals’ species determines whether humans accord them compassion. Her forthcoming book, Re-presenting Species, examines how media portrayals influence human understanding of animals and animal well-being. Animalsandmedia.org