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Barbara J. King
Anthropology Professor, Science Writer, College of William and Mary

Barbara J King is emerita professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She writes for NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog and her latest book is Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat (2017).

Written by Barbara J. King

The pig on your plate

That pigs are smart and sensitive is not in doubt. How can we justify continuing to kill them for food?

Barbara J King

Kindred spirits

Animals have friends, enemies, allies and life-long companions. Human relationships aren’t so unique after all

Barbara J King

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