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Paul Waldau has a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford, where his research dealt with views of nonhuman animals in the early Buddhist and Christian traditions. In 1997 he was a Senior Fellow at Harvard University's Center for the Study of World Religions. He also has a law degree from UCLA and an M.A. from Stanford in Religious Studies. He lectures regularly around the United States, advises environmental and animal rights groups, and teaches ethics-related subjects at several Boston-area colleges. From 1991 to 1993, he was a member of the National Board of Directors of and legal counsel to the American Cetacean Society, the oldest American environmental group involved in the protection of whales and dolphins. He currently is the Vice-President of The Great Ape Project, and advises the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and The Wild Dolphin Project.

 

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