Dr. Jonathan Balcombe was born in
England, raised in New Zealand and
Canada, and has lived in the United
States since 1987. He has written many
scientific papers and lay- articles on
animal behavior, humane education, and
animal research. A popular speaker, he
has given invited presentations in the
USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Israel,
Australia, New Zealand, and mainland
In 2000, the Humane Society Press
released his book
The Use of Animals in
Higher Education: Problems, Alternatives
and Recommendations
. His second
Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and
the Nature of Feeling Good
was released in May 2006.

Jonathan has blogged for First Science
and has been invited to blog for New
Scientist once its blog is set up. Jonathan
also wrote an online column titled,
Beyond Animal Research for the PCRM
website between 2005 and 2006.

Formerly Senior Research Scientist with
Physicians Committee for Responsible
Medicine in Washington, D.C.,Jonathan is
currently the Department Chair for
Animal Studies with the Humane Society
Jonathan Balcombe
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