Gemma Carder

Science
Alyx Elliott

Hi, I’m Gemma, the Sentience Manager at World Animal Protection.

I care deeply about all aspects of animal welfare. As a scientist, I believe that we need robust evidence to inspire the people and groups who have the power to make positive change for animals. Having knowledge of the emotional lives of animals is key to help us understand what they need and how we can protect them. It would be hard to make lasting change for animals without truly understanding them.

My blog will bring you some surprising facts and the latest scientific findings about the emotional lives of animals.

Reindeer in Mongolia

Reindeer are not for Christmas

Posted on 06/11/2019 by former employee Gemma Carder

As Christmas approaches, you’ll often find reindeer at Santa’s grottos and fairs across the country. But what effect does this have on their welfare?

Sloth selfies: how we discovered the true impact

The true impact of sloth selfies

Posted on 21/06/2019 by former employee Gemma Carder

Our research shows that when sloths are taken out of their natural habitat to be handled by tourists, it severely damages their health and mental wellbeing