[MARMAM] Live Chat on Thursday at 3 PM EST: Is It Ethical to Study Dolphins in Captivity?

Marino, Lori lmarino at emory.edu
Wed Apr 27 13:14:48 PDT 2011

Live Chat on Thursday at 3 PM EST: Is It Ethical to Study Dolphins in Captivity?

The more researchers learn about the intelligence and sentience of the animals they study, the more they're forced to confront the ethics of keeping these animals in captivity. This has proven especially true with chimpanzees, elephants, and now dolphins. Some researchers argue that dolphins are too smart to be kept in captivity. Others argue that ending captive research will prevent us from learning anything new about the minds of these animals. Where does one draw the line between ethics and knowledge, and is it possible to have both?

Join us for a spirited live chat at 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, 28 April, with dolphin experts Lori Marino and Richard Connor.  You can leave your questions on the page in advance or log in at 3 to ask them live!
Go this link : http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/04/live-chat-the-ethics-of-animal-r.html?ref=hp


Lori Marino, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program
Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, Room 488
36 Eagle Row
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 727-7582


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