This is what happens when you actually understand your dog | Anja Schweimer | TEDxTUM
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In this revealing talk, Anja unmasks many myths around dogs she also once believed in. She points out what happens inside dogs when they look out of the window, play fetch or are yelled at, and which alternatives help you to better care for your dog. Furthermore, she explains why several pet...
PTSD and service dogs: Beneath the surface | Shannon Walker | TEDxMtHood
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Fox News radio stations seem to think Shannon Walker is the go-to expert voice representing the power of a service-dog in the life of combat veterans. No wonder. Shannon Walker is the founder and CEO of Northwest Battle Buddies, a non-profit foundation that matches expertly trained service-dogs...
Loving animals to death | Esther Verhoeven | TEDxHarderwijk
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Esther takes care of and trains dolfins. She has a great heart for these animals and she inspires people to be very careful in the way we treat animals. Esther is a dolfin trainer. She worked in different countries with dolfins and orca's and has a great heart for these lovely animals where...
Everybody Died So I Got A Dog: When loss becomes your life coach | Emily Dean | TEDxNewcastleCollege
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Emily Dean is a radio presenter, podcaster and journalist. She is Frank Skinner’s co-host on the award-winning Frank Skinner Show (Absolute Radio) and currently presents a hugely successful podcast for The Times called Walking the Dog. After suffering unspeakable family tragedies, Emily...
Cat Rescue: Answering The Call for Change | Bre Phelan | TEDxOmaha
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The three C’s of Coffee, Cats and Community are the pillars of reframing feline rescue in this talk. Building on models in Japan, Bre Phelan reframes how we as a community can look at cat rescue by blending a café and cat rescue under one roof. This more natural and humane model...
Re-imagining Animal Consciousness | Stephanie Theodorou | TEDxCapeMay
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After receiving her PhD from Temple University in philosophy of religion, Stephanie Theodorou focused her attention to the study of consciousness and the role of symbolism in cognition. Her interest in animal consciousness evolved from her research in phenomenological accounts of experience in...
The inescapable problem of lab animal restraint | Garet Lahvis | TEDxMtHood
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Garet Lahvis is a pioneer in academic research on the mental experiences of laboratory mice and is an internationally recognized scientific expert on empathy. Using sophisticated behavioral experiments, his laboratory discovered that mice enjoy living with other mice and they can also...
What horses have taught me about communication and connection | Jim Culver | TEDxLander
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In this personal story, Jim talks about the connection between him and his horse. Hear stories of how body language and emotion affect horses. Can day to day feelings affect how a horse reacts? Learn whether Jim was able to overcome this barrier with his horse. The intersection of...
Horses See Our Armor | Sara Sherman | TEDxGullLake
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Sara founded Discovery Horse as a way to help kids discover their inner strength. One of the most remarkable parts of working with horses, Sara says, is they know when you’re lying to yourself. “The beauty of the lies they uncover is that they are lies of self-limitation. They are...
Why Horses Make The Best Coaches | Dana Spett | TEDxBergenCommunityCollege
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A deep look into the interaction between horses and humans: understanding the basic needs of horses, horse care and the interaction between the two provides a rich multi-sensory, experiential setting. Horses communicate non-verbally offering opportunities to feel and experience...
Animals and our Environment : We Are All Connected | Dona Drury Wee | TEDxKenyalang
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Everything is connected: what affects our environment can have effects on animals and humans and vice versa. In this talk, Donna Drury Wee shared more details on "Animals and our Environment : We Are All Connected". Dona Drury Wee, President of Sarawak SSPCA, consistently works to...
Animal Welfare and Paradigm Shifts in Problem Solving | Amala Akkineni | TEDxIITHyderabad
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Amala Akkineni, founder of Blue Cross Society of Hyderabad discusses the importance of perspectives for any given problem and how these perspectives must change with time. She elicits this with personal experiences from her time at the Blue Cross Society of Hyderabad, an organisation dedicated...
Sugar: the first Diabetic Alert Dog in Greece | Vasilis Borobokas & Sophia Katsatos | TEDxAUAthens
Videos | Contributor(s): Vasilis Borobokas, Sophia Katsatou
Ο Βασίλης Μπορομπόκας γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα και σπούδασε...
The Ethical Implications of Animal Institutions | Amélie D'hers | TEDxSantaClaraUniversity
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Amélie D’hers, originally from Redmond, WA, is a third year at Santa Clara University majoring in Management Information Systems in the business school with a minor in Computer Science. Starting at a young age, Amélie developed a passion for animals and surrounded...
Nature's disease detectives: animals | James Logan | TEDxLondon
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Could the solution to one of the world’s biggest killers already exist in nature? Professor James Logan answers this question, by demonstrating a surprising new way we can help diagnose and stop the spread of malaria, with help from animals. Animals are nature’s disease detectives....
What vaccinating vampire bats can teach us about pandemics | Daniel Streicker
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Could we anticipate the next big disease outbreak, stopping a virus like Ebola before it ever strikes? In this talk about frontline scientific research, ecologist Daniel Streicker takes us to the Amazon rainforest in Peru where he tracks the movement of vampire bats in order to forecast and...
Why I Keep Ants as Pets | Mikey Bustos | TEDxUPLB
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Mikey Bustos was born in Toronto, Canada and started raising ants and creating ant farms in his parents' basement. It led him to create the AntsCanada Youtube channel and AntsCanada.com, both promoting the pet ant keeping hobby, myrmecology, ecology, and habitat conservation. AntsCanada has...
Protect Pets, Protect Families: Time for Legal Change | Mandy MacLeod | TEDxUAlberta
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Mandy MacLeod explores the largely unrecognized issue of the effect of domestic violence on family pets. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Mandy studied drama and theatre performance in Calgary before attending law school at the University of Alberta. There she met her (now) husband, and the love of...
How domestic violence affects Pets | Wendy Sneddon | TEDxAinleyTopWomen
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Dr Wendy Sneddon RVN, MSc, FInstLM, AssocCIPD is passionate about animals and a world free from violence towards any creature. Wendy’s big idea is to build a culture of kindness around the world where it’s absence becomes a red flag that somethings not right and we need to say...
How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution | Alasdair Harris
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We need a radically new approach to ocean conservation, says marine biologist and TED Fellow Alasdair Harris. In a visionary talk, he lays out a surprising solution to the problem of overfishing that could both revive marine life and rebuild local fisheries -- all by taking less from the ocean....