Anecdotes can be evidence too

Animal Sentience 2 (16):13 (2017)
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Abstract

Birch’s criterion for the precautionary principle imposes a high evidential standard that many cases will fail to meet. Reliable, relevant anecdotal evidence suggestive of animal sentience should also fall within the scope of the precautionary principle. This would minimize potential suffering (as happened in the case of cephalopods) while further evidence is gathered.

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Heather Browning
University of Southampton

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