Dr. Jason Wyckoff be giving a talk on animal rights at the University of Colorado as part of the Department of Philosophy's THINK! series, which is a public lecture series that makes accessible discussions of philosophical issues available to a general audience. He would be especially interested in having vegans attend with non-vegan friends who are interested in learning more about animal rights.
Here are the details:
"What We Owe to Animals"
Dr. Jason Wyckoff
Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm
Old Main Chapel
Human beings use trillions of domesticated and wild animals every year for food, clothing, medical experimentation, product testing, transportation, and entertainment. Most of these animals are killed, and most domesticated animals are kept in conditions that we would regard as morally repugnant if the animals in question were our dogs or cats. Almost all of us consume animal products on a daily basis, but can we justify this consumption? Is it consistent with the moral ideals that most of us claim to accept? What do we owe to animals? I defend an answer that almost all of us resist: that what we owe them is the abolition of animal use.
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