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Australian scientists have set themselves the challenge of understanding the minds of animals and what they are feeling.
A team based at the CSIRO aims to use the study to reduce stress and pain in livestock.
"The challenge is to gain insights - in a scientifically rigorous way - into how animals' minds work," CSIRO scientist Caroline Lee said in a statement on Wednesday.
Advertisement: Story continues below "Ultimately, the outcomes of this research will expand on our understanding of emotional and cognitive functions of livestock and the impacts of farming practices on animal welfare."
The research is being funded by Meat and Livestock Australia