Canine Companions in Life Honored in Death

Posted on January 9, 2012March 18, 2021Categories News   Leave a comment on Canine Companions in Life Honored in Death

In an October 2011 essay in The New York Times, Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, observed that, “love and emotional dependence – most especially the love of animals – are still seen as too feminine, too lightweight, to be serious philosophical issues.” “Loving animals as friends and family is seen as quirky at best and at worst, crazy,” Professor Oliver wrote.[i] Whatever our contemporary cultural bias, there is archeological evidence that thousands of years ago, … Continue reading “Canine Companions in Life Honored in Death”