I am very pleased to announce today’s guest on Animal Voices, Marc Bekoff. We’ll be discussing Professor Bekoff’s new book, Strolling with Our Kin: Speaking For and Respecting Voiceless Animals, as well as his perspective on science, animal rights, ecology, humane education, in addition to his work with Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program. Bekoff is truly an exceptional researcher and activist. The interview promises to be a very informative and interesting one. Hope you get a chance to tune in.
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Here’s an excerpt from Marc’s bio:
Marc Bekoff is Professor of Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a former Guggenheim Fellow. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc is also regional coordinator for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program, in which he works with students of all ages, senior citizens and prisoners, and also is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. He and Jane co-founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies in 2000. Marc also is on the Board of Directors for The Fauna Sanctuary, on the Board of Directors of The Cougar Fund, on the advisory board for the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group, and the Advisory Board for the conservation organization, SINAPU, and is part of the international program, Science and the Spiritual Quest II and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) program on Science, Ethics, and Religion.
Marc’s main areas of research include animal behavior, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), and behavioral ecology, and he has also published extensively on animal issues.