The topic for this month is: With regard to the way we treat animals, what is acceptable and not acceptable? How should we balance an animal's well-being against human interests?
In this video by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, James Serpell raises these questions and encourages us to reflect on the ethics of animal welfare. We'd like to consider these and other ideas related to the relationship between humans and other species.
No preparation is needed to participate in the discussion, but if you'd like to read a more formal survey of theories on this topic, you may wish to read this summary from the University of Connecticut Health Center.
1) We will hold the discussion at Gonpachi from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, then move to Failte for more open discussion afterward.
2) If this is your first time joining us, please note that Meetup's map for Gonpachi is incorrect! The correct location can be seen here on Google Maps. Also, information about Failte can be found at their webpage.
3) Though there is no charge for the meetup, please order at least a drink or a snack at Gonpachi as they have been kind enough to allow us to use their space without any charge.
4) Please keep your RSVP as up-to-date as possible, even if you're updating on the morning of the meeting.
5) Please try to be on time. If you'll be more than 30 minutes late, please consider joining us after we finish around 5:00pm.