With Special Guests Dr. Amy Fitzgerald, University of Windsor, Animal Rights & Environmentalism and Dr. Lori Marino, Kimela Centre for Animal Advocacy
At Brock University’s Pond Inlet, Thursday March 21st, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in St. Catharines Niagara
An Invite from Niagara Action for Animals (NAFA)
Posted February 25th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
Dear friends of animals –
Please mark Thursday, March 21st on your calendar….and share attached poster!
NAfA is pleased to co-sponsor the upcoming talk at Brock University presenting Dr. Lori Marino.
As many of you may know, Lori is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence.
She is also an expert on marine mammal captivity issues such as dolphin assisted therapy and the educational claims of the zoo and aquarium industry.
In 2001, she co-authored a ground-breaking study offering the first conclusive evidence for mirror self-recognition in bottlenose dolphins, after which she decided against further research with captive animals.
Lori is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, which focuses on bridging the gap between academic research and scholarship and on-the-ground animal advocacy efforts. She has appeared in several films and television programs, including the 2013 documentary Blackfish about killer whale captivity, and Unlocking the Cage, the 2016 documentary on the Nonhuman Rights Project.
Her appearance at Brock is particularly salient at this time, given the bill making its way before parliament which would make the captivity and breeding of cetaceans a criminal offence in Canada.
The event also features Dr. Amy Fitzgerald of the University of Windsor who will speak on Animal Rights and Environmentalism.
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