Abstraction, cruelty and other aspects of animal play (exemplified by the playfulness of Muki and Maluca)

Play behaviour is notorious for constituting a much debated, yet little clarified field of research. In this article, attempts are made to reach conclusions on the relation between human play and the play of other animals (especially cat play), as well as on the very character of play. The concept of Umwelt is reviewed, as […]