Dir. Francesco De Giorgio is a renowned Biologist, Ethologist and Applied Behavioural Researcher, Francesco De Giorgio is Member of the Ethics Commitee of ISAE (International Society of Applied Ethology), specialized in equine and canine ethology. He is founder, developer and facilitator at the Learning Animals/International Institute for Zooanthropology, where he focuses principally on the study of animal-human interaction, ethics, animal personal growth and rehabilitation. Graduating from Parma University in 1989, Francesco began his career as an independent field researcher, supporting several universities whilst indulging his lifelong passion for horses and dogs as an Equine and Canine Learning Professional - helping owners to enhance their relationships with animals. Described by International School of Ethology (Erice, IT), Director Danilo Mainardi as “a man who works with his head and his heart and his hands”, Francesco walks the talk - integrating scientific knowledge into ethical day-to-day practice. He is an expert in equine and canine welfare, Francesco provides expert support for institutions occupied with animal Health and Welfare (e.g. in equine mistreatment cases), has served on a number of ethics committees, and acts as an advisor to courts, police and equine rehabilitation centres, in animal abuse cases and rehabilitations post-abuse. Much sought-after as both a speaker and lecturer, Francesco speaks regularly on ‘Cognitive Ethology in the Animal-Human Relationship’. He also lectures at several universities and has presented to numerous conferences and symposia on ethology, cognition and zooanthropology and published the books "Horse- Human dictionary" (in italian) and "The Cognitive Horse" (in english).
Equine Ethology; Canine Ethology; Animal Cognition; Animal Ethics; Critical Animal Studies; Zooanthropology.