Tuning in: animal sensitivity

Jonathan Balcombe Date of publication: 01/01/2010


An extended written text extract that covers several chapters of animal behavioural expert Jonathan Balcombe’s Second Nature. In this extract, Balcombe describes the rich sensory world of animals. Balcombe argues these sensory, perceptual, emotional, and cognitive capabilities enhance their ability to experience pain and suffering, and it is therefore morally imperative that we treat them with appropriate respect and consideration.