Jonathan Balcombe Lecture

Feb 10, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Marsh 216 (Taylor Auditorium)

Jonathan Balcombe, chair of Animal Studies with the Humane Society University, will present a talk "Animal Lessons from a Vegan Biologist."

Jonathan Balcombe was born in England, raised in New Zealand and Canada, and has lived in the United States since 1987. He has three biology degrees, including a PhD in ethology (the study of animal behavior) from the University of Tennessee, where he studied communication in bats.

Formerly senior research scientist with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Jonathan is currently the department chair for Animal Studies with the Humane Society University.

He has published more than 45 scientific papers on animal behavior and animal protection. He is the author of four books: The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure, Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good, and The Use of Animals in Higher Education: Problems, Alternatives, and Recommendations.

He is currently at work on a new book about the inner lives of fishes and a novel titled After Meat. Sponsored by the Center for Peace & Spirituality and the Animal Club.

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