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What is good for an octopus?

Browning, Heather ORCID: 0000-0003-1554-7052 (2019) What is good for an octopus? Animal Sentience, 4 (26). ISSN 2377-7478

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Mather (2019) has brought together the current empirical research in support of the claim that octopuses possess minds; and the weight of the evidence does appear to support octopus sentience. Being sentient means an organism has welfare concerns, a subjective experience of life that can go well or poorly. Protecting welfare requires knowing what conditions will have a positive or negative impact. Understanding what is in the mind of an octopus will give us valuable insight into what is good for an octopus.

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Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 12:54
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 12:54

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