• The Blog


    There’s Nothing "Natural" About SeaWorld’s New Plan

    It didn’t take long for the major media to figure out that the latest announcement from SeaWorld was largely smoke and mirrors.

    Yesterday, in the wake of mounting protests over its treatment of animals and hemorrhaging revenue from its downwardly spiraling public attendance, SeaWorld announced it would end the "theatrical killer whale experience" in San Diego by the end of 2016.

    SeaWorld’s chief executive Joel Manby said:

    "We are listening to our guests, evolving as a company, we are always changing. In 2017 we will … Continue reading There’s Nothing "Natural" About SeaWorld’s New Plan

  • Kimmela News


    How Smart Are Dolphins? A TED-Ed Video

    Dr. Lori Marino has created a TED-Ed video, “Why Dolphins Are So Smart” as part of the series Lessons Worth Sharing.

    Dr. Marino worked with the TED folks and a group of talented producers and artists from Zedem Media, Inc. to produce this animated lesson on dolphin intelligence (also available on TED’s YouTube channel).

    There’s also a lesson plan with multiple-choice questions, a “Dig Deeper” section with lots of links to explore, and a discussion area that poses the question:

    “A lot … Continue reading How Smart Are Dolphins? A TED-Ed Video

  • Kimmela Center in Action


    Kimmela Center in Action

    The Someone Project: Kimmela and Farm Sanctuary are working together to compile, review and publish the scientific evidence for cognitive and emotional complexity in farm animals.

    Campaigns against Dolphin and Whale Captivity: Dr. Marino provides ongoing expert research and testimony.

    “I Am Not an Animal”: Kimmela adds the dimension of human psychology to its work on human-nonhuman animal relationships.

    The Nonhuman Rights Project: The Kimmela Center provided the scientific expertise, data and guidance for court cases on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State.

    The Los Angeles Zoo Elephant Case: Dr. Marino has testified as an expert witness.

    Read More.