Exploring horse owners’ and caretakers’ perceptions of emotions and associated behaviors in horses

Attribution of emotions to horses, as well as understanding how environmental factors may influence such states, may influence owners’ and caretakers’ attitudes toward horse welfare. This, in turn, may influence how they manage and treat their animals. The aim of this study was to explore the views of Brazilian horse owners and caretakers regarding horse […]

Animal sentience and animal welfare: What is it to them and what is it to us?

The title clearly identified the two main questions addressed by this conference. The first key question is “What is the nature of animal sentience” and science was clearly identified as the proper approach to this question. The second key aim of this conference was therefore to address the philosophical case for why we should behave […]