Animals and Society Lecture Series

Animals and Society Lecture Series at University of Redlands

Experts will discuss the mental capacities, social roles and welfare of farm animals

REDLANDS, CA (October 31, 2012) - The University of Redlands continues its 2012 Animals and Society lecture series, co-sponsored by the Human-Animals Studies Program, Biology, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, the Johnston Center for Integrative Learning, and the National Museum of Animals and Society.

The final two series lectures will be held in the Casa Loma Room at 7 p.m. on the topic of "On the Farm: Animal Minds, Interests, and Welfare” which addresses farm animals' mental capacities, social roles and welfare.

All events are free and open to the public.

WHAT: Animals and Society Lecture Series


Lori Marino, Emory University
Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m.

Jonathan Balcombe, author of "Farmed and Sentient: The Inner Lives of 'Food Animals'"
Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, California 92373

Lecture Series Events

Lori Marino
Thursday, November 8
Casa Loma Room at 7 p.m.
Lori Marino is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Ethics at Emory University.

Dr. Marino received her Ph.D. in 1995 from the State University of New York at Albany, where she began her current research program on cetacean and primate intelligence and brain evolution. Her specific interests are in brain-behavior relationships, the evolution of intelligence, self-awareness in other species and human-nonhuman relationships. In 2001 she and her colleague, Diana Reiss published the first evidence for mirror self-recognition in bottlenose dolphins in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Marino is very interested in not only training students to be critical thinkers and scientists, but also in providing an academic context for the study of non-invasive models of science, animal welfare, advocacy and ethics.

Jonathan Balcombe
Tuesday, November 13
Casa Loma Room at 7 p.m.

Jonathan Balcombe, ethologist and author of several volumes about animal pleasure: "Farmed and Sentient: The Inner Lives of 'Food Animals'"

Jonathan Balcombe was born in England, raised in New Zealand and Canada, and has lived in the United States since 1987. He has three biology degrees, including a PhD in ethology (the study of animal behavior) from the University of Tennessee, where he studied communication in bats. He has published over 40 scientific papers on animal behavior and animal protection. He is the author of four books, including Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good,Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, and The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure. Formerly Senior Research Scientist with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, he is currently Chair of the Animal Studies Department with the Humane Society University.

Event Contact:
Kathie Jenni

Media Contact:
Patty Zurita

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