Hear Marc Bekoff discuss compassionate conservation

  • Feb 15, 2013 · 5:45 PM
  • UTS

I cannot recommend Marc Bekoff highly enough to you, he is an excellent speaker, author and human being.

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Getting conservation strategies right has never been more important but getting things right is not just about doing the best for the environment, it is also about treating the wild animals that live within it humanely and with compassion.

There is a growing international movement called "Compassionate Conservation" that seeks to build the welfare of individual animals into conservation practice, for the betterment of both. How will this work?

In this talk Emeritus Professor Marc Bekoff and Dr Daniel Ramp will discuss the compassionate conservation approach and its principles. They will then apply these principles to examine the use of recreational hunting as a conservation tool to control invasive species in New South Wales. One of the big questions this lecture will address is "Does the reported conservation gain outweigh the animal welfare cost?"

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  • Anna

    Always a well informed and wise speaker who can inspire and energise others

    1 · February 15, 2013

  • Bob R.

    Hi everyone, this seems like such a fascinating and insightful evening. Great suggestion Anna. I can't wait to hear about it.
    If you are free, after the event you'r welcome to join a few of us at Yullis tonight.

    February 15, 2013

    • Bob R.

      We'll be there for a while. tables reserved up stairs. Have a fab day. B-)

      February 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Would have loved to have come, I love Yulli's! Hopefully, there'll be another time.

      February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I won't be able to make it afterall. I had an eleventh hour job application to do and it's thrown my whole day off so I won't make it into the city in time :0(

    February 15, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Sorry for late change, won't be able to make it.

    February 14, 2013

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    February 13, 2013

  • April

    sorry, I would love to go but have only just joined this group & have another commitment on that night.

    February 7, 2013

  • Anna

    Ten: Every individual matters and has a role to play. Our actions make a difference. Public pressure has been
    responsible for much social change, including more humane treatment of animals. Whistle blowers have
    courageously revealed intolerable conditions in laboratories, circuses, slaughterhouses and so on, often at the
    expense of their jobs.
    Eleven: Be a passionate visionary, a courageous crusader. Combat cruelty and catalyse compassion. Do not fear to
    express love. Do not fear to be too generous or too kind. Above all, understand that there are many reasons to
    remain optimistic even when things seem grim. Let us harness the indomitable human spirit. Together we can
    make this a better world for all living organisms. We must, for our children, and theirs. We must stroll with our
    kin, not walk away from them.
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    February 7, 2013

  • Anna

    Seven Tread lightly. Only interfere when it will be in the best interests of the animals. Imagine a world where we
    truly respect and admire animals, feel heart-felt empathy, compassion and understanding. Imagine how we
    should be freed of guilt, conscious or unconscious.
    Eight Make ethical choices in what we buy, do and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices,
    used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.
    Nine Have the courage of conviction. Never say, never. Act now. Be proactive, prevent animal abuse before it
    starts. Dare to speak out to save the world's precious and fragile resources. Live as much as possible in harmony
    with nature, respecting the intrinsic value of all life and the wondrous composition of earth, water and air.


    February 7, 2013

  • Anna

    Four Dominion does not mean domination. We hold dominion over animals only because of our powerful and
    ubiquitous intellect. Not because we are morally superior. Not because we have arigh to exploit those who
    cannot defend themselves. Let us use our brain to move towards compassion away from cruelty, to feel empathy
    rather than cold indifference, to feel animals' pain in our hearts.
    Five Human beings are a part of the animal kingdom not apart from it. The separation of "us from "them creates
    a false picture and is responsible for much suffering It is part of the in-group/out-group mentality that leads to
    oppression of the weak by the strong as in ethnic, religious, conflicts. Let us open our
    hearts to two-way relationships each giving and receiving This brings joy.
    Six Imagine a world without animals. No birdsong, no droning of nectar searching bees, no coyotes howling, no
    thundering of hooves on the plains. Rachel Carson chilled our hearts with thoughts of the Silent Spring.

    February 7, 2013

  • Anna

    Marc's Mantras
    One: Compassion and empathy for animals beget compassion and empathy for humans. Cruelty towards animals
    begets cruelty toward humans.
    Two: All life has value and should be respected. Every animal owns her or his own life spark. Animals are not
    owned as property. All living creatures deserve these basic rights: the right to life, freedom from torture, and
    liberty to express their individual natures. Many law schools offer courses in animal law. If we agree, we would
    interact with animals in rather different ways. We shall need compelling reasons for denying these rights and ask
    forgiveness for any animal we harm.
    Three: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Imagine what it would be like to be caged, trapped,
    restrained, isolated, mutilated, shocked, starved, socially deprived, hung upside down awaiting death or watching
    others slaughtered. Biological data clearly show that many animals suffer physically and psychologically and feel


    1 · February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first meetup with the group. Funny enough, I had gotten myself a ticket before joining the group!

    February 3, 2013

  • Lorna

    registered. Thanks Anna

    January 8, 2013

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