It was an absolute pleasure to speak with Dr. Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and author of many essential books on animal behavior and our relationships with animals. Marc is not only a trusted voice for non-human animals, he is also a steadfast supporter of humane education. Listen to our latest episode to learn more about compassionate conservation, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program, and Marc's perspective on humane education. You'll also hear some helpful tips from Marc's latest books, Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do, and Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (with Jessica Pierce).
About our Guest:
Marc Bekoff, PhD, is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and former Guggenheim Fellow, he has written or edited more than 30 books, the latest being The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age (with Jessica (Pierce), Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do, and Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (with Jessica Pierce). Marc also writes regularly for Psychology Today. In 2002 he and Jane Goodall published The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do For the Animals We Love. Marc was presented with The Bank One Faculty Community Service Award in 2005 for the work he has done with children, senior citizens, and inmates, much of which continues today. In 2009 he was presented with the St. Francis of Assisi Award by the New Zealand SPCA and in 1986 Marc became the first American to win his age-class at the Tour du Haut Var bicycle race (also called the Master's/age-graded Tour de France). His homepage is marcbekoff.com.
Photo of Marc above: Tom Gordon