Sunday, March 25, 2012

Join WHY? as an audience member at a special live performance: "Love, Hate, or Eat: How Humans Relate to Animals" with guest: Hal Herzog

Be a member of the audience at a special, live-taping of WHY?
Why? Radio Presents:

“Love, Hate, or Eat: How Humans Relate to Animals.”
with guest: Hal Herzog
Thursday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m.
University of North Dakota Memorial Student Union: River Valley Room
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(Part of the free, UND Writers Conference)

Why do some cultures eat dogs and others invite them into their owners’ bedrooms? Why do some people find spiders disgusting but others consider them a delicacy? Join WHY? as we examine human attitudes toward animals, and ask how rational we all our when it comes to the pets and predators around us.

Hal Herzog is Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University. He has been investigating the complex psychology of our interactions with other species for more than two decades. He is particularly interested in how people negotiate real-world ethical dilemmas, and he has studied animal activists, cockfighters, animal researchers, and circus animal trainers. An award-winning teacher and researcher, he has written more than 100 articles and book chapters. His research has been published in journals such as Science, The American Psychologist, The Journal of the Royal Society, The American Scholar, New Scientist, Anthrozoös, BioScience, The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Animal Behavior. His work has been covered by Newsweek, Slate, Salon, National Public Radio, Scientific American, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune and many other newspapers.

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