Animal Ethics 2008-2009

Convener: Joel Marks, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, University of New Haven

Advisory Group:
Carol Pollard, Associate Director, Bioethics Center

David H. Smith, Director, Bioethics Center

Wendell Wallach, Chair, Technology & Ethics Study Group

The schedule for 2008-2009 was as follows:

September 25: Sue A. Leary, President, American Anti-Vivisection Society and Alternatives Research & Development Foundation

What Are the Prospects for Medical Research and Education Without the Use of Animals?

October 23: Kari Weil, Professor of Letters, Wesleyan University

Killing Animals: Grandin and Coetzee on Nonverbal Ethics

December 4: Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy, Rutgers School of Law

Animals Rights vs. Animal Welfare

January 22: Ramona Ilea, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Pacific University

Factory Farming, Animal Protection, and Environmental Issues

February 26: Wayne Pacelle, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Humane Society of the United States

Discussion with the leader of the U.S.’s largest animal protection organization

March 26: Colin Allen, Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and member, Cognitive Science Program and Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University

Ethics and the Science of Animal Minds, with particular attention to Pain

April 23: Kathleen Kete, Associate Professor of History, Trinity College

Animal Protection in Historical Context, including during the Nazi regime