Kimmela is the missing bridge between the scientific community and animal protection groups. Our work is published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at professional conferences. We collaborate with other organizations to translate scientific findings into accessible and useful information for the general public.Read More
While there are at least a few sanctuaries for land-based animals, there are no dolphin or whale sanctuaries anywhere in the world.
There are captive facilities that call themselves sanctuaries, but at a real sanctuary, the only interest is in the welfare of the residents; they are not used as a means to an end – i.e. for profit or publicity.
Kimmela Center Director Lori Marino participated in a recent colloquium of scientists to discuss nonhuman communication research and the evolution of intelligence.
She explained how there is evolutionary continuity in intelligence across all animals on earth and how there is no evidence for human superiority in the animal kingdom.
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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.