Animals in Law & Society 09/28/11
This November, a 3-day conference will tackle big issues related to animal ethics and advocacy in South Africa. Don't miss it.
Anyone interested in issues related to animal advocacy should do their best to get to the Animals in Law & Society conference that will be taking place from 28-29 November in Pretoria. Registration is now open.
The conference aims to stimulate debate on animal ethics – something that is well worth supporting. The organisers aim to promote critical engagement with various issues related to animals in law and society and the challenges faced by animal rights theorists / activists.
Some of the topics on the preliminary programme include:
– The Improvement of the Lives of Non-Human Animals
– When is the Suffering of Animals Necessary?
– Animal Experimentation in South Africa
– The Moral Consideration Given to Animals in Modern Farming Systems in South Africa
– Developing a Culture of Compassion Towards Animals in South Africa
– Human Dignity and the Moral Status of Animals: is an anthropocentric ethic necessarily speciesist?
-How to eat: the law and politics of food; Dietary options for climate change mitigation.
This is sure to be a fascinating and stimulating conference dealing with a variety of issues that we don’t often hear all that much about in South African media.
Keynote addresses will be delivered, via Skype, by Professors Gary Francione and Drucilla Cornell and in person by Professor Michele Pickover.
The preliminary programme, including the information on the speakers, is available here.
Accommodation suggestions can be accessed here.