Wolf Gordon Clifton
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Seattle, WA, United States
Executive Director of the Animal People Forum. Born and raised within the animal rights movement, Wolf Gordon Clifton has always felt strongly connected to other creatures and concerned for their well-being. Beginning in childhood he contributed drawings of animals for publication in Animal People News, and traveled with his parents to attend conferences and visit animal projects all over the world. During high school he began writing for the newspaper and contributing in various additional ways around the Animal People office. His first solo trip overseas, to film a promotional video for the Bali Street Dog Foundation in Indonesia, led him to create the animated film Yudisthira’s Dog, retelling the story of an ancient Hindu king famed for his loyalty to a street dog. It also inspired lifelong interests in animation and world religion, which he went on to study for college at Vanderbilt University. Wolf graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and minors in Film Studies and Astronomy. In 2015, he received a Master of Arts in Museology and Graduate Certificate in Astrobiology from the University of Washington. His thesis project, the online exhibit Beyond Human: Animals, Aliens, and Artificial Intelligence, brings together animal rights, astrobiology, and AI research to explore the ethics of humans’ relationships with other sentient beings, and can be viewed on the Animal People Forum. His diverse training and life experiences enable him to research and write about a wide variety of animal-related issues, in a global context and across the humanities, arts, and sciences. In his spare time, he does paleontological work for the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and writes for the community blog Neon Observatory.
Animal People, Inc.
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Animal agriculture, Working animals, Animals in research, Bloodsports, Hunting and fishing, Animals in religion, Animal ethics and philosophy, Zoos and aquariums, Conservation, Vegetarianism, Veganism, Animal sacrifice, Humane farming, Animals in entertainment, Animals in popular culture, Humane education, Zoology, Animal cognition, Companion animals, Spay and neuter, Animal shelters, Food production, Environmentalism, Dogs, Cats, Rodents, Livestock, Working animals, Nuisance animals, Wild animals, Marine animals, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and amphibians, Fish, Invertebrates, Human rights / social justice