Key projects in which the Kimmela Center is currently engaged include: The Los Angeles Zoo Elephant Case, in which Dr. Marino has served as an expert witness. The Nonhuman Rights Project, for which The Kimmela Center is providing the scientific expertise, data and guidance for...Read More
Millions of people are rightly outraged over the Copenhagen Zoo’s recent killing of Marius, a young giraffe.
But on the heels of the Marius tragedy, I cannot help but bring to light another important point. Giraffes have a close bovine cousin whom we kill and eat by the millions every year – and without a second thought.
Those animals are cows. Here are just a few of their shared characteristics:
Kimmela Center executive director Dr. Lori Marino is quoted extensively in an article about animal-assisted therapiesin the prestigious medical journal The Lancet Neurology.
“If it cannot be determined that the dolphin is an important therapeutic ingredient, then there is no basis for most of the claims made by the lucrative industry that has grown up around dolphin-assisted therapy.”
The Nonhuman Rights Project: The Kimmela Center is providing scientific expertise, data and guidance for upcoming court cases.
The Los Angeles Zoo Elephant Case: Dr. Marino has testified as an expert witness.
Campaigns against Dolphin and Whale Captivity: Dr. Marino provides ongoing expert research and testimony.
The Someone Project: Kimmela works with Farm Sanctuary to analyze scientific evidence for cognitive and emotional complexity in farm animals
“I Am Not an Animal”: Kimmela adds a new dimension of human psychology to its work on human-nonhuman animal relationships.