All posts tagged Jonathan Balcombe

Mary Finelli, founder of Fish Feel


Mary Finelli, founder and president of Fish Feel, traces her professional path working in animal welfare–including stints at PETA, the Humane Society of The United States, Animal Place (where she launched Farmed Animal Watch)—before launching Fish Feel, which describes itself as “the sole organization devoted to promoting the recognition of fish as sentient beings deserving of respect and protection.” Read more…

Jonathan Balcombe, animal behavior scholar and author


Jonathan Balcombe–animal behavior scholar (he holds a PhD in ethology), animal advocate and author of four books, most recently “The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure,” which features dozens of gorgeous, often-striking photographs of animals in the throes of various kinds of bliss–discusses the factors that led him onto the scientific path of examining, studying and writing about animal behavior. Read more…