A bill on Animal Welfare is currently making its way through the UK parliament. If passed, non-human vertebrates would be recognized as sentient. But would this mean that animals have the same or similar rights to humans?
is a philosopher and writer. He is the author of ‘The Pig that Wants to be Eaten and 99 Other Thought Experiments’ and, most recently, ‘The Ego Trick: What Does it Mean to Be You’.