The study of psychic abilities in non-human animals (AniPsi) has long been an interest of psi researchers. For an accessible overview of the field, see the Psi Encyclopedia article Animals in Psi Research by Michael Duggan.
However, given the complexity of the research and the existence of other psi-based alternative explanations for observed results, are AniPsi studies all that helpful? Are we really learning more about the nature of psi in non-human animals, or are we simply doing these studies because most animals won’t object?
In this audio blog, I dig into this a bit deeper and pose the idea of a moratorium on direct psi research on non-human animals.