Category Archives: Animals

How Many Dog Breeders Do We Really Need? by Dr. Marc Bekoff

It’s essential to have reasoned discussions and debates about dog breeding and not insulting exchanges, while fully recognizing that it’s highly unlikely that.. Read More

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Grief in Animals: It’s Arrogant To Think We’re the Only Animals Who Mourn

There is no doubt that many animals experience rich and deep emotions. It’s not a matter of if emotions have evolved in animals but why they have evolved as they have. We must never forget that our emotions are the gifts of our ancestors, our animal kin. We have feelings and so do other animals. Read More

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Humpback Whales Protect a Gray Whale from Killer Whales by Marc Bekoff

As more and more data are collected we’re learning not only about the prevalence of cooperation, compassion, and empathy among members of the same species but also of instances of individuals of one species helping members of other species… Read More

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The National Museum of Animals & Society

Our relationships with other nonhuman animals (aka animals) move us all over the place. We love some, hate others, and are indifferent to a wide range of fascinating species. Animals intrigue and inspire us and as we inquire about who they are we learn much about who we are… Read More

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Animal Emotions: Empathic Rodents by Marc Bekoff

Tens of millions of rodents are used in all sorts of invasive research yet the United State’s Federal Animal Welfare Act does not consider these empathic mammals to be animals. Indeed, about 99 percent of the animals used in research are not protected by federal legislation and are routinely subjected to horrific abuse… Read More

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February 27, 2011
A Conversation with Marc Bekoff


Both wild and domestic animals have a kaleidoscopic range of feelings, from embarrassment to anger to joy to awe. And when we dismiss this fact and use animals as though they were objects for scientific experiments, amusement, food and the like… Read More









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November 28, 2010
A Conversation with Ingrid Newkirk


In this program, we are honored to welcome Ingrid Newkirk, President and co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)… Read More









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July 10, 2010
A Conversation With Dr. Gay Bradshaw


Gay Arndt Bradshaw Ph.D., Ph.D. is Executive Director of The Kerulos Center. She holds doctorate degrees in ecology and psychology, and has published, taught, and lectured widely in these fields both in the U.S. and internationally. She is the author of Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity, an in-depth psychological portrait of elephants in captivity and in the wild. Read More









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July 3, 2010
A Conversation With Jay Holcomb


Jay Holcomb is the executive director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC), which has been working with Tri-State Bird Rescue to help oiled wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico’s BP Deep Horizon oil spill disaster. A world leader in oiled wildlife recovery and care, Jay has 40 years experience in the field of working with seabirds, land birds, and mammals as well as birds of prey. He has managed wildlife operations on over 200 spills internationally. In 1996, he was awarded the NWRA lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award given in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Read More









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November 21, 2009
A Conversation With Steven Farmer


Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D., is a shamanic practitioner, ordained minister, and licensed psychotherapist. He’s the author of Animal Spirit Guides, the Power Animal Oracle Cards, Power Animals, Sacred Ceremony, and the guided meditation CD Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides. Read More









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