Do insects feel pain?


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Do insects feel pain?

On Drive with Richard Glover

It is easy to throw away any sense of empathy when giving a fly a dose of bug spray or stomping on an ant, but should we be more considerate of how these little critters might feel?

Dr Eliza Middleton from The University of Sydney’s Invertebrate Behaviour and Ecology Lab breaks down the known science when it comes to how insects experience pain.

Duration: 9min 2sec


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