Carl Safina is certain your dog loves you

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Carl Safina is certain your dog loves you

24 December 2019
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Animals have rich emotional lives, the ecologist argues. The evidence is “right in front of your eyes.”

Carl Safina, 64, an ecologist at Stony Brook University on Long Island and a “MacArthur genius” grant winner, has written nine books about the human connection to the animal world. Coming next spring is “Becoming Wild,” on the culture of animals, and a young adult version of “Beyond Words,” on the capabilities of dogs and wolves.

We spoke over lunch in his Long Island garden, surrounded by his three dogs, some wild squirrels and a group of extremely tame hens. An edited and condensed version of our conversation follows.