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Animal Experimentation: Is it Ethical?
Monday, March 24, 7-9pm
Beth Levine and Missy Cooper, co-coordinators of SERAT (Stop the Exploitation of Research & Animals in the Triangle), will discuss the ethical issues related to animal experimentation. They will cover topics such as how lab animals are treated, the Animal Welfare Act guidelines, and institutional oversight. This is a great chance to learn what really goes on in research labs, as well as an opportunity to challenge your own views on the matter.
Movie: Peaceable Kingdom
Tuesday, March 25, 7-9pm
This incredible documentary takes a look at the true lives of farm animals by telling the story of Farm Sanctuary, a safe haven for rescued farm animals. Since most of us never get a glimpse inside factory farms or slaughterhouses, we remain shielded from the immense suffering of the billions of animals killed each year for food. The film shows the sharp contrast between the lives of the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary and those that face needless and unethical abuse in the intensive confinement of the animal agriculture industry. This is an enlightening film that we all need to see because, by allowing ourselves to remain unaware of what is truly happening to these animals, we are putting aside our responsibility to help those in need and allowing this cruelty to continue.
The Rise and Rise of Animal Law
Wednesday, March, 26, 4:30-6pm
Professor Bill Reppy (Duke School of Law) and Professor
Aimee Wall (UNC School of Government) will be speaking on the past, present,
and future of the emerging field of animal law. Professors Reppy and Wall will
explain the field and tell of their experiences in it. Topics which may be
addressed include the law as it relates to animal experimentation and farmed
animals, the current debate over the euthanasia of cats and dogs in shelters,
and the movement to change the legal classification of animals from property to
Factory Farming 101: The Human, Animal, and Environmental Costs
Thursday, March 27, 7-9pm
School of Government Auditorium
There may be free on-site parking after 5 pm
Several experts will discuss the problems caused by intensive confinement animal agriculture operations, as well as the steps we can take to solve them. One speaker will be Erin Williams of the Humane Society of the United States, who has written a book about animal exploitation called Why Animals Matter. This event will be of interest to anyone concerned with environmental sustainability, human rights, and animal welfare. Topics to be addressed may include the hog farming practices of the Smithfield Corporation in Eastern N.C. and the role UNC Dining Services plays in supporting factory farming.
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