View Full Version : Temple Grandin is the Bomb!
07-11-2011, 08:19 PM
Totally different breed and in some cases species but she's on the mark."Bad becoming normal."
07-11-2011, 09:16 PM
WoW! Very interesting and "tell it like it is" spokesperson. I'd love to hear her speak at the ASHA convention. -- and -- would love to learn more about her animal welfare scoring systems, perhaps, as applied to performance horses ==== no matter what the specialty.
07-11-2011, 10:01 PM
Temple Grandin has been a champion of animal welfare for many years. Her books on reducing stress for animals, based on her work in the slaughter industry, are extremely enlightening. Her books on autism are inspiring. The idea of having her speak at the Convention is brilliant! Now, THAT alone would be worth the trip from California!
07-12-2011, 06:47 AM
Great video. I had never heard of her before but she was very interesting. Thanks for posting.
07-12-2011, 08:12 AM
Temple Grandin speaking at an asha convention.... my mind boggles... I have read several of her books and have the utmost respect for her, but the ASB industry has an awfully soft underbelly I'm not sure we want exposed to her "tell it like it is" style. We really prefer our fantasies. Although it would give us instant mega-street cred against the Peta and Hsus- types if we could actually listen to her and slowly start to steer the ship in the general direction she outlines. And yes, I would attend my first convention if she were speaking. Will have to dig out my copy of "Animals in Translation", seems to me I remember Temple riding and loving a saddlebred either at college or the summer camps of her youth.
07-12-2011, 11:08 AM
She's a fascinating person - I love her books and have been reading them for years. There are a couple of very interesting interviews with her archived at NPR.
Claire Danes starred in an excellent HBO movie about her life: "Temple Grandin" that's available on DVD - highly recommended.
I usually attend ASHA conventions (I'm on committees) but I would LOVE to hear her speak at ASHA or anywhere else. She offers a unique persepctive on animal welfare and human perception.
07-27-2011, 10:44 PM
I attended one of her seminars several years ago. Very worthwhile. It is as if she views situations through the animal's eyes and lives. The movie about her is worth catching also.
She tells things we really do not want to hear sometimes, but the truth hurts sometimes.
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