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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Humane Talk #8030 (11-03-2014)

Humane Talk

Humane Talk (11-3-2014) #8030: Dr. Con Slobodchikoff has spent his life describing the language of prairie dogs — a fascinating little animal often treated as a pest to be eradicated. Dr. Con writes about his discovery that there is a flaw in the general human belief that we are superior to other animals because we are the only species to have language. His book CHASING DR. DOOLITTLE: Learning the Language of Animals explains what his thirty years of research has taught him about our need to have respect for the abilities of many other species.