Animal Emotion

Barbara King

Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers

Mr Newman, the saddest dog.Mr Newman, the saddest dog.Christopher Michel
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Mr Newman, the saddest dog.Christopher Michel
[CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)],
via Wikimedia Commons

Biological anthropologist Barbara King reveals unexpected breadth in animal emotion, ranging from wild dolphins to farm animals to our much loved companion animals — dogs, cats, horses, and more. In this illustrated talk she shares stores of animal love and animal grief and responds to those who worry that attributing such deep emotion to other species is mere anthropomorphism. Tracing the evolution of mourning practices through human prehistory, King considers what a knowledge of animal grief may mean for us today as we grapple more than ever before with issues of animal welfare.

Members can register in advance by contacting Jean Schaumberg at schaumberg[at]sarsf.org. Non-members can register here.

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