Heather is a scientist (zoology and biology), philosopher & a former zookeeper & animal welfare officer. She is now a researcher at the London School of Economics specialising in non-human animal sentience, welfare, & ethics.
In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?” Sentientism is “evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” Watch on YouTube above or find the audio on our Podcast – subscribe on Apple here & on the other platforms here.
1:33 Heather Intro - biology to zookeeping to philosophy
10:55 What's real?
21:54 What matters morally?
31:42 Which entities matter? Moral scope
40:05 Biocentrism & ecocentrism
44:30 Wild animal suffering
54:46 Human ethics
58:14 Animal farming & fishing
1:00:10 The Future
Everyone interested, Sentientist or not, is welcome in our groups. Our biggest so far is here on FaceBook.
Thanks Graham for the post-prod. Follow him @cgbessellieu.