Animal Mosaic - Connecting Welfare Worldwide
Welcome to Sentience Mosaic. This unique interactive website, a part of the broader Animal Mosaic, is dedicated to animal sentience. It provides a credible source for all scientific investigations into or related to this diverse research area. Animal sentience is of international concern and of growing interest across many disciplines and sectors. The scientific community’s understanding of sentience is crucial in affecting how we treat animals, both in our work and everyday lives. Understanding how animal sentience is relevant to your field can also further your work in a number of positive ways – these are explored in the resources provided here. In addition, Sentience Mosaic offers an opportunity to broaden your scientific connections and promote your research.
Dr Min Hooi Yong, discusses her research on emotions in dogs.
Sophie Hild, Director of the Foundation for Animal Law, Ethics and Sciences discusses her views on french legislation.
Professor Marc Bekoff, shares his opinions on animal sentience and his views on how to improve the lives of animals.
This video gives an insight into the complexity of dolphin communication.
This video gives an insight into how elephants display empathy towards each other when distressed.
Professor Frans De Waal, pioneer in animal empathy, explains how our ancient ancestors tend to opt for behaviours like reconciliation and cooperation, underpinning a “moral sense” approach.
Play in African elephants is a life-long activity. Lee, P., & Moss, C. J. (2014) Animal Behaviour and Cognition