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The empathy with animal world | Angelo Vaira | TEDxLakeComo

By Angelo Vaira

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How human well being also depends on our ability to establish a harmonious and empathic relationship with animals and to understand that animals are capable of emotions very similar to those of humans.

Zooanthropologist and researcher in animal cognitive sciences, but also a writer, lecturer and Radio and TV host. He likes to define himyself a "facilitator of relationship with dogs." Founder of “ThinkDog”, a school that has changed the way to educate and to think of our dog. The school born from the discovery that the relationship with animals can be a gateway to our true nature. He holds seminars and consultancy on the human-animal relationship, of which he explores the psychological, educational and philosophical potential. He likes to write and teach and long walks along the river Adda.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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Date 2016
Size/Length 15:41
Language English
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  • Angelo Vaira (2017), "The empathy with animal world | Angelo Vaira | TEDxLakeComo,"

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  1. Animal consciousness
  2. Animal welfare