Animal Sentience

Andrew Crump, Ph.D.

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Biologist, London School of Economics' Foundations of Animal Sentience project

Dr. Andrew Crump is a biologist fascinated by animal sentience. He studies questions like: Which animals are sentient? Why did sentience evolve? And how does sentience relate to animal welfare? As part of the London School of Economics' Foundations of Animal Sentience project, Andrew is currently searching for indicators of sentience in bees. He also co-authored a report on sentience in octopuses, crabs, and lobsters, which caused the UK government to legally protect these animals as sentient for the first time. Before that, Andrew completed a PhD on the welfare of much fluffier animals - dairy cows - at Queen’s University Belfast.