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Dr. Ann Weaver, animal behaviorist and dolphin researcher

Dr. Ann Weaver—an animal behaviorist conducting a long-term study of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida—talks about the enormous array of species she has worked with directly or studied before landing on the dolphin study in 2005, driven by a lifelong passion to work with any animal she could. Read more…

Dr. Lisa Kemmerer & Carol J. Adams: Conversations about sexism, sexual harassment and misconduct in animal welfare

For this edition of “Talking Animals,” I scrapped the usual format to present two discussions about sexism, sexual harassment and misconduct within the animal welfare world—against the backdrop of what seems like an endless flurry of disturbing reports about this sort of misbehavior emerging from multiple fields (showbiz, media, comedy, politics, sports, etc.) Read more…

Arin Greenwood & Lee Greenwood, sibling animal welfare advocates

Arin Greenwood and Lee Greenwood—siblings who are both lawyers, skillful writers, and engaged in promoting animal welfare, from different platforms—recount growing up in a house that was, unsurprisingly, brimming with animals (though Arin notes a difficult six-year stretch, start when she was 6, when the family went dog-less). Read more…

Dr. Gregory Berns, author of “What It’s Like To Be A Dog: And Other Adventures In Animal Neuroscience.”

Dr. Gregory Berns—author of multiple books, including The New York Times bestseller “How Dogs Love Us”—discusses his new book, “What It’s Like To Be A Dog: And Other Adventures In Animal Neuroscience.” Read more…

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice, entomologist and author of four ant guides, including “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants”

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice—an entomologist and writer who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and who just published four new guides on ants—recalls growing up having a fascination with ants (and other insects), but unlike most kids, she never lost that for bugs. Read more…