Planned Obsolescence of Animal Shelters: Steven Hansen at TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity
Contributor(s): Steven Hansen
Animal shelters are obsolete. Or, at least, they soon can be. Dr. Steven Hansen, President, and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society shares his ideas to make shelters a community filled with hope and optimism for the future.Dr. Steven R. Hansen oversees the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS)...
The diary of a guide dog: Ioanna Maria Gertsou at TEDxLesvos
Contributor(s): Ioanna Maria Gertsou
Maine is John's dog who has a loss of vision. In the voice of John, Maine spoke of her special skills, based on her love for her "boss", all the unexpected encounters on Greek roads, on public transport, on dealing with fellow humans and strange situations , As she lends her...
What is your pet telling you?: Leslie Stewart at TEDxIdahoFalls
Contributor(s): Leslie Stewart
The human-animal bond has proven biological, psychological, and social effects – some that people recognize and some that people don’t. Knowing more about what your pet sees and feels within you can help you heal and be more healthy. It’s time to find out what your pet is...
The Plight of Wildlife in India: Hans Dalal at TEDxSomaiyaVidyavihar
Contributor(s): Hans Dalal
Hans Dalal, a tiger conservationist and the founder of the PROWL NGO, talks about the lack of awareness and the fear regarding animals amongst people. His NGO functions in Maharashtra and Karnataka, along with the forest departments and local villagers, to protect tigers. According to him, if...
Potty Trained Cows? Transform Farming with Technology: Dr. Alison Vaughan, PhD at TEDxChilliwack
Contributor(s): Dr. Alison Vaughan
My name is Dr Alison Vaughan. I’d like to share with you some of the exciting ways in which technology can be used to increase the welfare of farm animals and reduce the environmental impact of farms. More specifically, I’d like to share with you my experiences of potty training...
Why we should not keep dolphins in aquariums: Taison Chang at TEDxXiguan
Contributor(s): Taison Chang
Most people see the first dolphin in their lives at aquariums. Taison did too, and the love he felt towards this particular animal drove him into a position at Hong Kong Ocean Park many years later. Instead of feeling happy to be able to see and work with his favourite animals every day, he...
Big Cats: Available in Backyards Nationwide: David Enden at TEDxCSU
Contributor(s): David Enden
Passionate about the conservation of big cats, David talks about his experience and research with these animals and steps we can take to contribute to their conservation. David Enden is a behavioral innovator whose journey has been focused understanding the multi-disciplinary factors of big...
Save a Dog's Life: Karyn Garvin at TEDxTucson
Contributor(s): Karyn Garvin
Karyn Garvin’s talk, “Saving a Dogs’ Life” will appeal to dog enthusiasts from all walks of life. She brings a unique clarity to the distinction between Separation Anxiety in dogs and another condition referred to as Containment Phobia in dogs. The concern is that...
Why using dog training psychology to train people makes sense: Graeme Hall at TEDxLeamingtonSpa
Contributor(s): Graeme Hall
As one of Britain's top dog trainers, Graeme – aka “The Dogfather” has helped over 4,000 dogs and one fox. Here, he reveals why his magic formula for taming even the wildest dogs can work on humans. Acknowledged by the media as one of Britain's top dog trainers,...
A little girl who loved pets: Muneera Alfadala at TEDxQatarUniversity
Contributor(s): Muneera Alfadala
Doctor Muneera talks about the story of that young girl who loved animals and found joy in taking care of them, which prompted her into working really hard and graduating as the first Qatari veterinary doctor. She will also talk about her dreams, ambitions and the projects that she is currently...
How to treat diseases- use animals: Aakash Lonkar at TEDxDBATU
Contributor(s): Aakash Lonkar
From the beginning of human civilisation, we have used animals for various purposes, including, farming, travelling, etc. But animals can also be used, which we haven't thought off, for treating illnesses.A trained therapy dog, not only forms a good pet, but also an therapist, a good...
Mutual rehabilitation: inmates and shelter dogs socializing each other: Jen Deane at TEDxFSCJ
Contributor(s): Jen Deane
Jen Deane took a leap of faith in leaving the financial world to run a dog rescue. But she didn’t stop there. Recognizing that pit bulls and prisoners are often the first to be written off, Deane created a program enabling local inmates to train dogs and prepare them for adoption. In her...
The Wolf in the living room: A healing story: Julia Huffman at TEDxFargo
Contributor(s): Julia Huffman
Award winning filmmaker Julia Huffman (Medicine of the Wolf) takes us on a journey from her beginnings of being adopted and then the healing that took place with her first dog Bozo. This relationship with her canine, ultimatley led her to discovering the profound power of healing that both dogs...
The importance of our nation's military working dogs: Lisa Phillips at TEDxSanAntonio
Contributor(s): Lisa Phillips
In this talk, Lisa educates us about the importance of our nation’s military working dogs (MWDs), and how we can honor them and support them while on active duty and in retirement.Lisa Phillips was born and raised in Connecticut, and relocated to Texas after joining the Army in 2001 as a...
Sniffing Out Cancer: Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte at TEDxWilmington
Contributor(s): Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte
Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips...
The Future of Big Cat Conservation: Alexander Braczkowski at TEDxUQ
Contributor(s): Alexander Braczkowski
Big cats are the cornerstones of human culture, religion and business, and they are ecological agents in the savannas, forests and grasslands they occupy around the world. Throughout Alexander’s research, he has used leopards as a model species as they are found in more places than any...
A World Without Elephants: Brad Spanbauer at TEDxOshkosh
Contributor(s): Brad Spanbauer
In the year 2026, countries across Africa are reporting ecosystem collapse, record temperatures, reduced rainfall, and dwindling animal populations. At the center of this chaos is a void that was once filled by the African elephant. Spanbauer highlights the potential far-reaching impacts of a...
Our four-legged friends or a soulles object of study?: Yulia Khukalenko at TEDxVladivostok
Contributor(s): Yulia Khukalenko
The words we choose are creating the future of ... animals. Having studied how animals are regarded in scientific texts, linguist Yulia Khukalenko warns us about the consequences we can incur for animals if we go on talking about them in the same way.
Why sink a ship in Mexico?: Juan Pablo Ussel at TEDxTijuana
Contributor(s): Juan Pablo Ussel
The ship Uribe 121, sunk last year on the beaches of Rosarito, has become an artificial reef that houses various animal species that have adopted it as their home, while also serving as a space for marine life research . However, a unique and innovative project like this in the State, implies...
Documenting Domestication: New Genetic Archaeological Paradigms
Contributor(s): Melinda A. Zeder
Dr. Melinda Zeder, Director of Archaeobiology Program at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History delivers a talk at The Ohio State University (125 Scott Lab) about DNA and domestication. Dr. Zeder's lecture is part of a project sponsored by the Battelle Endowment...