In an interview for National Geographic, Whale Sanctuary Project President Lori Marino explains why orcas experience greater stress in marine parks and aquariums than any other species.
A new paper by Dr. Lori Marino finds that “chickens are just as cognitively, emotionally and socially complex as most other birds and mammals in many areas.”
It concludes that they “share a number of cognitive capacities with other highly intelligent species such as dogs, chimpanzees, elephants, dolphins, and even humans.”
Our upcoming symposium explores the idea that at the core of the fraught relationship we humans have with our fellow animals is the deeply-rooted psychological need to tell ourselves that “I Am NOT an Animal!”
With intriguing descriptions of the abilities of pigs, a new white paper concludes that “pigs are not very different from the dogs and cats we share our homes with. They may even be not very different from ourselves.”
Written by Kimmela Executive Director Lori Marino and Emory University Prof. Christina M. Colvin, the paper is entitled Thinking Pigs: Cognition, Emotion, and Personality – An Exploration of the Cognitive Complexity of Sus Domesticus, The Domestic Pig.
A SCHOLAR-ADVOCACY CONFERENCE ON MARINE MAMMALS
At the Superpod5 event July 19th 2016 on San Juan Island, WA.
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, Tuesday, July 19th, 2016.
An opportunity for students and young professionals working on marine mammal protection to share their work with an international group of scientists, marine mammal training and care experts, and advocates.
While we applaud the SeaWorld decisions to end immediately their captive breeding program and to phase out theatrical shows by 2019, we cannot in good conscience allow the misrepresentations in your new advertising campaign to go unanswered and unchallenged.
We emphatically reject your mischaracterization of seaside sanctuaries as “sea cages”.