Communication with Wild Animals in Captivity

I talk (and listen) to animals; I do not use body language or even the animal’s own speech

but utilise a direct transference of information between an animal, bird, fish, insect, reptile, etc. and a human (and vice versa). This exchange takes place below the level of thinking and speaking on an energetic, some would say quantum, level.[1] M.J. Barrett, PhD; Associate Professor at the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan describes Intuitive Interspecies Communication (IIC) as:

tiger portrait

a method of connecting and intuitively exchanging information with non-human animals using a highly complex set of intuitive skills.

IIC occurs across many cultures and is growing in use in contemporary wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, veterinary care, and is often used for resolving human-animal conflicts in domestic contexts. While IIC can occur while in direct physical proximity to a non-human animal, it can also occur over great distances and does not require face-to-face encounters nor the visual, auditory, voice or other cues humans normally associate with interactive communication. Illustrations of IIC are reported across many fields and cultures, but it is currently under-researched.” [2]

We have lost
two-thirds of our wildlife
since 1970[3]

Wildlife Sanctuaries

I can talk to wild animals in captivity (in rescue and rehabilitation centres, sanctuaries and release programs);

to allow their voices to be heard, to advocate for their rights as equals and to ease the challenges they face as wild beings living in an ever-increasing man-made environment, with all the pressures that entails. I do not diagnose illnesses or replace any vet’s advice but I am able to explore any ailments the animal maybe suffering from in more detail, to alleviate pain and keep animals informed on any necessary procedures taking place. I can also let the animals know about timings if they are part of a release programme and warn them of potential threats such as poaching and nearby human activity that may cause them harm once they are released.

owl sleeping

I am able to facilitate a two-way conversation about a diverse range of subjects; informing the animal about why they are being kept in captivity, discussing their food regimes, housing, breeding programs, social aspects and even touching on subjects such as past traumas and events that may have a bearing on the challenges they are facing right now.

My work with companion animals funds the work I do with Wild Animals in Captivity, which I carry out on a PRO-BONO basis.

“If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.”

Will Cuppy

Charities, Environmental Agencies and Ethical Law Firms

Sometimes, whole eco-systems need to be supported, defended, legally protected and managed

and I have a dream that one day all Beings will be represented in Courts of Law. I am available for consultations with animal charities, environmental agencies and ethical law firms specialising in representing the rights of forests, mountains, coral-reefs, glaciers etc. and the animals and plants found in/on them. This work can take place remotely, I therefore do not need to travel to be in the presence of any animal in need. I continue long-standing conversations with animals all over the world from my desk, and distance is no barrier to the effectiveness of our connection.

How does the transference of information work?

It involves being absolutely present in order to lower distractions (such as habitual thinking) to the minimum,

which can be achieved through specific techniques to increase heart coherence, balance breathing and acknowledge and reduce emotional states[4]. I then focus on the animal in front of me – either in the flesh or through a photo – sending the intention to connect with them and then waiting to receive information back from them. This information may come in the form of feelings (or the felt-sense), words, images, smells, tastes, sounds, memories or knowingness and will arrive directly into my body. This information can then be passed on to the animal’s guardians either in written or spoken form.

Louisa Archer

is an Interspecies Communicator, working to increase awareness of animal sentience, supporting the needs of wild animals in captivity, providing consultations for animals and their keepers and advancing the legal rights and ‘personhood’ of nature by setting up dialogues with environmental agencies, charities and ethical law firms to give animals who need to speak out about the situation they find themselves in, a voice.
See full bio here.

Louisa Archer animal communicator