Theodora Capaldo, Ed.D. is the President and Executive Director of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and heads Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories. She is also a licensed and practicing psychologist. You can follow her work @NEAVS.
The first time I met Dr. Capaldo was during a visit she made to Seattle where Nancy Megna was powerfully relaying her experience working in a laboratory with primates and her resulting trauma from that experience. I became interested in speaking with Dr. Capaldo when I discovered Project R&R, and learned about the citation analysis they were conducting on scientific studies that used chimpanzees.
We met Theo for her interview at The Fauna Foundation in Québec, where we were also scheduled to interview Fauna Foundation’s founder Gloria Grow. Unfortunately, we didn’t have an official Director of Photography on this trip. Thankfully, Theo was a good sport and put up with my Associate Producer Grace and I stopping the interview more than a few times to look for the source of mysterious noises. Theo offered a unique perspective with a background in psychology and her extensive experience working on behalf of animals.
YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THEO CAPALDO’S INTERVIEWS HERE. This collection may increase as I upload more content to this site.