Hadley, John (2018) Post-Darwin skepticism and run-of-the-mill suicide. Animal Sentience 20(11)
David M. Peña-Guzmán, Can nonhuman animals commit suicide?
Peña-Guzmán’s depiction of the opponent of animal suicide as a conservative is a straw man. It is possible to accept that animals are self-conscious and reflexive yet still reject the view that they have the mental wherewithal to commit run-of-the-mill suicide. That animal behaviour can be positioned on a continuum of self-destructive behaviour does not establish that animals can intentionally kill themselves.
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