Wilson, Vanessa (2018) Using anthropocentrism to the benefit of other species. Animal Sentience 23(6)
Colin A. Chapman and Michael A. Huffman, Why do we want to think humans are different?
Chapman & Huffman (2018) argue that we should not consider humans as unique or superior to other animals when we have the chance to explore the diversity of the traits of other species. This is a valid and progressive point in our approach to research, but I suggest that an anthropocentric approach can have animal welfare benefits when it helps us perceive other species – especially distantly related ones such as crustaceans – in a human light.
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