Hear This Idea
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Nov 22, 2023
#73 – Michelle Lavery on the Science of Animal Welfare
Play • 1 hr 28 min

Michelle Lavery is a Program Associate with Open Philanthropy’s Farm Animal Welfare team, with a focus on the science and study of animal behaviour & welfare.

You can see more links and a full transcript at hearthisidea.com/episodes/lavery

In this episode we talk about:

  • How do scientists study animal emotions in the first place? How is a "science" of animal emotion even feasible?
  • When is it useful to anthropomorphise animals to understand them?
  • How can you study the preferences of animals? How can you measure the “strength” of preferences?
  • How do farmed animal welfare advocates relate to animal welfare science? Are their perceptions fair?
  • How can listeners get involved with the study of animal emotions?

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