Courtney Moran

Spending time in nature to experience nonhuman animals in their natural habitats is one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences you can have. While in Africa, looking at other beings -- such as chimpanzees and elephants -- in the eyes fueled my passion for animal protection and conservation, as it only confirmed what I already believed about the individual behind each pair of eyes. The experience brought to life what I have learned in the past about these animals, and provided information and a different perspective that is difficult to gain in just a classroom setting.

Now, more than ever, I believe that it is crucial to think critically about our relationship with other animals, and how our views and choices affect the other species with whom we share this planet.

 

 

Content provided by Canisius College students under the direction of Michael Noonan, PhD.