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What Can We Learn from a Chimpanzee, a Rat, and a Spider?

A Facebook Live Conversation with Acclaimed Author Barbara J. King

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 12 PM EDT1PM EDT

July 12, 2021 (Albuquerque, NM) - Phoenix Zones Initiative, a global nonprofit organization on a mission to advance the interconnected rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals and the planet, will host a Facebook Live event, Extending Compassion for All Beings. Dr. Barbara J. King is an emerita professor of anthropology at William and Mary and a widely acclaimed author of seven books. Her work focuses on animal emotion and cognition, the ethics of our relationships with animals, and the evolution of language, culture, and religion.
 
“Our world may transform as we see how animals rejoice in good days and endure bad ones; love their families and friends and grieve their losses; and struggle to overcome physical and emotional challenges,says Dr. King. When each of us takes positive steps to help, the collective impact is enormous, an arc in which we strive to create a better world for animals.”

Dr. King will be joined by Phoenix Zones Initiative CEO, Dr. Hope Ferdowsian, as they discuss:

  • why the way we treat animals matters;
  • what we can do to translate our compassion for other beings into treating them with the love, justice, and dignity they deserve; and
  • what we need to learn about the connections between the rights, health, and wellbeing of people and animals.

“We are extremely excited and honored to have Dr. King join us for our second in a series of Facebook Live events,says Dr. Ferdowsian. Our mission of advancing the interconnected rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet through a Just One Health approach is clearly reflected through the work of Dr. King. Together, we will explore how love and grief dont only belong to humans, and how many animals can experience rich lives, much like humans can, if given the chance. Most importantly, Dr. King will talk about how each of us has the power to take compassionate action to help others.”

Dr. King will also speak about some of the animals whose stories continue to motivate her throughout her work.
About Dr. Barbara J. King

Barbara J. King is emerita professor of anthropology at William & Mary and a freelance science writer and public speaker. The author of seven books, including her latest work, Animals Best Friends: Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild, Dr. King focuses on animal emotion and cognition, the ethics of our relationships with animals, and the evolutionary history of language, culture, and religion. Her book How Animals Grieve has been translated into seven languages. Dr. King is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and her work has been featured in Scientific American, Aeon, Undark, SAPIENS, NPR, the BBC, Times Literary Supplement, the World Science Festival, and the annual TED conference in Vancouver. Her TED talk on animal love and grief has received over three million views and is available online at https://www.ted.com/speakers/barbara_j_king. You can also follow her on Twitter. She lives in Wicomico, Virginia, with her husband and rescued cats.

About Dr. Hope Ferdowsian

Hope Ferdowsian is president and CEO of Phoenix Zones Initiative and author of Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born and Resilience Lives. For more than two decades, as a double board-certified internal medicine and preventive medicine physician, she has cared for individuals who have experienced displacement and violence, while she has also worked on public policies to address structural inequities, abuse, and exploitation. Dr. Ferdowsians work across six continents has included collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States and the development of medical, public health, and educational resources for nongovernmental organizations, national governments, and intergovernmental organizations. Dr. Ferdowsian was named a Humanitarian of the Year in the American College of Physicians in 2017. She is also an associate professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, a co-director of the Society for Asylum Medicine, and a medical expert for Physicians for Human Rights.

About Phoenix Zones Initiative

Phoenix Zones Initiative is a global nonprofit organization on a mission to advance the interconnected rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet through a Just One Healthapproach. Led by physicians and a diverse team, Phoenix Zones Initiative focuses on widespread ethical and structural change. Phoenix Zones Initiative advances legal, economic, and public policy to uplift the most vulnerable and marginalized, including children and animals, and the organization also provides resources so others can do the same. Follow Phoenix Zones Initiative on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the Phoenix Zones Initiative website.  

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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

All My Life

Universal Pictures, Broken Road Productions and Perfect World Pictures present a PG-13, 93-minute, Romance, Drama, directed by Marc Meyers and written by Todd Rosenberg with a theater release date of December 4, 2020.

101 Rescue Puppies: One Family's Story of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust By Kathy Callahan New book offers A unique and cheering look into one family’s journey of fostering over 100 puppies and finding them homes “These are love stories, plain and simple.” — JENNIFER S. HOLLAND, author of the New York Times bestselling Unlikely Friendships series “Told with humor and humility, 101 Rescue Puppies is as entertaining as it is inspiring.” — TRAER SCOTT, author of Shelter Dogs and Finding Home Over the past decade, Kathy Callahan’s family has taken in more than 100 rescue puppies from shelters. Each pup has an endearing story, and in this delightful photo-filled book, Callahan shares many of them. Her family didn’t set out to be puppy saviors, but as Callahan puts it, “Somebody had surrendered a mother dog, Nala, and her less-than-a-month-old pups at the local shelter. . . . I thought about that exhausted nursing mom who’d been caring for those seven puppies around the clock, only to find herself suddenly homeless. There are a lot of terrible things that happen in life, and I can’t do a darned thing about most of them. It struck me that this was a tiny little tragedy in my corner of the world that our family could remedy.” A heartwarming read, this is also an inspiring example of finding your own way — through that one special thing you can do to light a light, instead of cursing the darkness. KATHY CALLAHAN is a certified professional dog trainer. Her PupStart business offers coaching, socialization, and training services to families with new dogs. She and her dogs have worked as a therapy team in elementary schools and nursing homes. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. More information at PuppyPicks.com. 101 Rescue Puppies: One Family's Story of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust By Kathy Callahan Pub date: September 29, 2020 Price: $18.95 * Pages: 160 * Full Color Photographs ISBN: 978-1-60868-656-8 Category: Dogs

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Pain & Glory

Sony Pictures Classics, Canal+, Cine+, El Deseo, El Primer Deseo, Goberno de Espana and Radio Television Espanola present an R rated, 113 minute, Drama, directed and written by Pedro Almodovar with a theater release of October 4, 2019.

Any dog owner can tell you that dogs are capable of that defining human emotion, love. Science, however, will disagree. Clive Wynne is a noted scientist who offers proof that dogs feel love, generate love, are love.
 
In DOG IS LOVE: Why and How Your Dog Loves You, pioneering canine behaviorist Clive Wynne reveals that dogs’ capacity for love, not their intelligence or submissiveness, lies at the heart of human-canine relationships.
 
Drawing on cutting-edge studies from labs around the world, Wynne shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from the genes that code for loving behavior, through brain states that register and direct dogs’ affection for people, to the hormones that exactly match those in humans that show love.
 
Among the topics that DOG IS LOVE illuminates:
* How dogs are capable of building bridges of affection between species
* What conditions are needed in a dog’s early life to ensure that bonds of affection are forged
* How dogs developed the ability to love in a short - by evolutionary standards - period of time
* How we can use this knowledge to help dogs lead richer, more satisfying lives
 
Clive Wynne, Ph.D. is the founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University. He is widely published and has appeared on National Geographic Explorer, PBS, and the BBC. 
 
 
 
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Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 paws

The Tomorrow Man

Bleecker Street Media, Anonymous Content and Symbolic Exchange present a PG-13, 94 minute, Romantic, Drama, directed and written by Noble Jones with a theater release date of May 22, 2019.

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 paws

The Sun Is Also a Star

Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Alloy Entertainment present a PG-13, 90 minute, Romance, Drama, directed by Ry Russo-Young, screenplay by Tracy Oliver and novel by Nicola Yoon with a theatre release date of May 17, 2019.

Movie review by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

A Star is Born

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Live Nation Productions and Warner Bros. Pictures present an R rated, 135 minute, Drama, Musical, directed by Bradley Cooper with screenplay by Cooper and Eric Roth with a theatre release date of 10/05/18.

The Souls of Animals

In this revised second edition of this celebrated book, Unitarian Universalist minister Gary Kowalski grapples with the big spiritual questions around our relationship with animals: Do animals have souls? Are they aware of death and are they conscious of themselves? Do animals have an inherent capacity to recognize beauty and can they create art? Do animals experience love? Do they know right from wrong? Why do birds sing? And ultimately what do we lose in a world without animals and what does that mean for our ongoing relationship with the creatures with which we share the world?

Kowalski offers beautifully written vignettes that shed light on these questions and much more. He explores how animals play, their sense of altruism, their capacity for love. By “desacrilizing” animals, Kowalski argues, we make ourselves less human. “If we are to keep our family homestead — Earth — safe for coming generations,” he writes, “we must awaken to a new respect for the family of life.” Praise for The Souls of Animals includes:

“Gary Kowalski helps us unlock the mysteries of animal spirituality. For as we have learned from the companion animals that share our lives and our homes, when we look into their eyes we see the reflection of our won humanity.”

—Kim Stallwood, Executive Director, PETA

“Gary Kowalski’s voice is one that empowers us to say in public what we have thought in private — that animals love their companions, know grief and hoy and play and create. The are truly our bothers and sisters in fur, feather and fin.”

—Tom Regan, author of The Case for Animal Rights

“This is an important book because it is so revealing of the animal soul that touches ours when we are open and receptive. In the process, our own souls are enriched.”

    Dr. Michael W. Fox, former vice president, the Humane Society of the United States

Gary Kowalski is a Unitarian Universalist minister in Burlington, VT. He holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Divinity School. A native of Oklahoma, he has served churches in Memphis, Tennessee, and Seattle, Washington, before moving to Burlington. He is the author of several books, including Goodbye Friend: Healing Wisdom For Anyone Who Has Ever Lost A Pet, also published by New World Library.

 

The Souls of Animals

By Gary Kowalski · Preface by John Robbins · Foreword by Tom Regan

July 2007 · Animals · Trade Paper · B/W Photos

$14.00 · 160 pages · ISBN-10: 1-57731-590-1 · ISBN-13: 978-1-57731-590-2

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