Insects, Pain, And Robotics
An Animal Rights Article from


August 2016

insects and pain

Insects are widely used as model organisms for the study of animal behavior, genetics, molecular biology, and other issues. Yet the welfare of insects is only rarely discussed.

This paper, published in Animal Behavior, touches on one important aspect of insect welfare. Specifically, examining whether or not insects are capable of feeling pain.

The paper draws on evidence from four areas of research: philosophy, insect neurobiology and behavior, artificial intelligence and robotics, and evolution.

For more read Insects, Pain, And Robotics.

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