Humane Talk ™

Humane Talk features conversations with Thought Leaders in animal welfare, whose books or scientific studies focus on  practical and philosophical issues regarding society's attitudes and interactions with various non-human species. Discussions with members of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) are about applying humane and ethical principles to the way veterinary medicine is practiced in America and around the world, on animals used in research, food production, and pharmacology as well as companion animals.Interviews with social scientists and authors focus on the emotional and social lives of creatures other than human. [Please note: conversations with Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, were previously recorded in 2012 and 2013. Please visit humanesociety.org for more up-to-date information.]

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Discussing Animal Sentience

Humane Talk (05-18-2015) #8045: Jonathan Balcombe talks about “Animal Sentience,” an interdisciplinary journal on Animal feeling that is the first journal focused on the capacity of non-human animals to experience feelings. The journal is free and open source to anyone and intended to be accessible to non-scholars. Jonathan is the Director of Animal Sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy in Washington D.C. and the author of a number of books on animal topics, especially the upcoming What a Fish Knows from Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.