Lori Marino and Debra Merskin, Intelligence, complexity, and individuality in sheep


Sheep are perceived as mere resources under the massive demand of the food and wool industry. Evidence that sheep cognition is comparable to that of other species may inspire reflection on sheep consumption. Dogs may be a promising comparison species.

Author Biography

Catia Correia Caeiro studies the cognitive capacities of different species (e.g., primates and domestic animals), applying a comparative and evolutionary perspective. Her research focuses on communication and emotional expression in animals. Website