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Being Animal

In this post of Being Animal, Janet interviews photographer Gina Easley about her Kindred Spirits Project. Janet’s incisive questions highlight the artist’s skill at portraying the trans-species bond.   JK: Tell me something about how Kindred Spirits, as a photographic project, came into being for…

The Elephant in the Room

Extending the circle of compassion may be the easiest thing in the world, and bring untold benefits to all animals, humans included.   have spent most of my 68 years relating to and understanding non-human animals, more so than my fellow humans. Over 40 years…

Being Animal

Bringing movement and body into learning and living with animal kin.   Being Animal is a new blogspot written by Kerulos faculty and board member, Janet Kaylo. Being Animal addresses inter-species topics and relationships through interviews with artists, dancers, and others about their embodied experiences…

Meet Our Pundits

   In this issue, we introduce Maggie Shreve.   Maggie has a BS in Biology and a MS in Public Health. A lifetime advocate of all animals, she has always been surrounded by dogs, cats, iguanas, horses, and all types of birds. While working as…

Tutor Tortoise of the Month

  We know very little about his past, which is the case for most rescued, abandoned, or relinquished beings. However, he was not deemed able to be reintroduced because of his size which indicates he was raised as a “pet.”   Hototo has undergone urolith…

Being Sanctuary

  The principles teach how to craft a home and lifestyle that create a psychologically and physically healthful home for the animals for whom you care.  Achieving the goals of each principle is vital to support recovery and well-being of animals in captivity because, by…

Science Says

  ast models of brain structure and processes were envisioned like a layer cake. Reptiles were once considered to have primitive brains as were birds, hence the epithet “bird brain.”   Now, however, comparative neuroanatomy researchers such as Dr. Erich Jarvis have found that Lizards,…

Gina Easley, Photographer

The project was inspired by the relationship of Kathleen Capella and her Tortoise, Henry, who have been together 47 years.   In Gina’s words,   This project began in 2011 when a friend of mine told me that her mother, Kathleen, kept a “pet” tortoise…