From The Conversation, Clive Phillips on animal welfare: an urgent issue with a long, slow solution; and think humans are special? Like the animals we eat, we’re meat too. William A. Searcy reviews Calls Beyond Our Hearing: Unlocking the Secrets of Animal Voices by Holly Menino. Animal intelligence: Edward A. Wasserman and Leyre Castro on how we discover how smart animals really are. Wild justice: A bull burned at the stake, a swarm of locusts excommunicated — animal trials were once surprisingly common. A review The Primate Mind: Built to Connect with Other Minds, ed. Frans B. M. de Waal and Pier Francesco Ferrari. Do animals get depressed? Primates, rodents may show signs of sadness, study suggests. Can technology help us put an end to animal experimentation? Laura Kiesel on why environmentalists should care about pet euthanasia. What do animals think of their dead? Tuomas W. Manninen reviews The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics. How do we judge nonhuman beings’ personhood? Jonathan Lyons investigates. Morgan Pettersson interviews Becky Crew, author of Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals.

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