I am a bioethicist and writer. My professional training includes a Master of Divinity (Harvard University) and a PhD in religious ethics (University of Virginia). I research and write about a broad span of topics in bioethics, though I have concentrated most of my attention over the past several years to animal ethics and animal welfare.
For the past couple of years, I’ve focused most of my attention on animals and animal welfare, and particularly on animals at the end of life. My new book, The Last Walk: Reflecting on Our Pets at the End of Their Life, was released in October. Please send media inquiries via my “contact me” page.
Recent articles about animals and end of life:
Deciding When a Pet Has Suffered Enough New York Times,
‘It’s Just a Dog. Get Over It.” Wall Street Journal,
“Wild Justice Redux: What We Know about Social Justice in Animals and Why It Matters,” with Marc Bekoff. Published in the June 2012 issue of Social Justice Research. View the absract here.
“Moral in Tooth and Claw,” by Jessica Pierce and Marc Bekoff, in The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 18, 2009, can be found here.
“The Ethical Dog,” from Scientific American Mind (March 2010) can be viewed here.
Bite: Ethics with Teeth is my blog about current issues in bioethics.
"Working towards a better tomorrow, today. Striving for sustainability, integrity and higher ideals. Educating broadly and mindfully."
Recent Blog Posts
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