Zoo crew at new center’s do; you too?

An African black-footed penguin, two-toed sloth, miniature horses and several companion dogs, to name-drop a few, have RSVPed to attend the Dec. 7 kickoff event for Ohio State’s new Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education. Get details and a link so you can RSVP too (by Dec. 4).

‘An ethical obligation’ to farm animals

picture of Monique Pairis GarciaMonique Pairis-Garcia, who hails from the wonderfully named town of Idyllwild, California, recently joined OSU Extension, CFAES’s outreach arm, as its animal welfare specialist. “We recognize that we have an ethical obligation to (farm) animals because they are providing resources for us,” she says. “We want to manage them as humanely as we can.” In her work she’ll teach students and serve as a resource for farmers. Get to know her.