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"Think Or Swim: The Inner Lives of Fishes" FREE lecture w/ Jonathan Balcombe PhD

The Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance along with the Case Animal Rights & Ethics Society are hosting a FREE lecture with internationally-known animal behavior expert, Jonathan Balcombe PhD at Case Western Reserve University.  This is the final installment in CARA's Ocean Life Film & Lecture Series that began in January.

Dr. Balcombe will present "Think or Swim: The Inner Lives of Fishes" and share his eye-opening presentation on fish sentience, cognition and social behavior.  Fish are routinely dismissed and commonly denied even the capacity to think or feel anything.  Drawing on compelling scientific studies and intriguing observations, Balcombe shows that fish in fact lead rich social and cognitive lives.

Jonathan Balcombe’s best-selling books Pleasurable Kingdom and Second Nature, and his recently-released pictorial book The Exultant Ark, present animals in a new light and presage a revolution in the human-animal relationship. A PhD scientist and vegan, Balcombe’s dynamic message resonates with timely issues that affect everyone, including climate change, biodiversity, and personal health. He has given invited presentations on six continents and is currently at work on a new book about the inner lives of fishes.

Complimentary vegan snacks will be provided.

Parking directions:

An underground parking facility serves both Severance Hall and the Thwing Center and may be accessed from East Blvd. After parking, take the Thwing Center stairs or elevator to ground level and enter Thwing Center, which will be the red brick building to your right.
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