Thursday, June 6, 2013

What is anthrozoology? AND: Pet health and toxins

Anthrozoologist Associate Professor Pauleen Bennett

Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing the inspiring Associate Professor Pauleen Bennett - President of the International Society for Anthrozoology and Chair of the Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation.

Anthrozoology is the study of human-animal interaction, and Pauleen is an inspiring scientist and animal lover. I don't want to give away too much, but she is one of the few people I interviewed who has an explicit plan to save the world - and pets are involved.

For those of you who live in Victoria, Pauleen is giving a series of lectures. I feel like I always come away from her lectures with a plan of action. If you're interested, book here.

In other news, Sydney Morning Herald journalist Lissa Christopher interviewed me for a story about toxins that affect the health of dogs. You can read it here - and even if you don't feel like reading a lot, its worth a visit just to see Nick Glavin's GORGEOUS photo of Rosie the boxer.