Animals and Society Series
Animals and Society Lecture Series
Experts will discuss the mental capacities, social roles and welfare of farm animals
REDLANDS, Oct. 12, 2012 - The University of Redlands continues its 2012 Animals and Society Lecture series, co-sponsored by the Human-Animals Studies Program, Biology, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, the Johnston Center for Integrative Learning, and the National Museum of Animals and Society.
The series of lectures is being held in the Casa Loma Room at 7 p.m. on the topic of "On the Farm: Animal Minds, Interests, and Welfare” which addresses farm animals' mental capacities, social roles, and welfare.
All events are free and open to the public.
WHAT: Animals and Society Lecture Series
WHO: Gene Baur- Founder and CEO of Farm Sanctuary: "Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food"
Gene Baur is an activist, best-selling author, and president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the first animal rescue organization dedicated to farmed animals. He is vegan and has been at the forefront of animal rights since he began the Sanctuary in 1986.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, California 92373
Upcoming Lecture Series Events
Tuesday, November 13
Casa Loma Room at 7 p.m.
Jonathan Balcombe, ethologist and author of several volumes about animal pleasure: "Farmed and Sentient: The Inner Lives of 'Food Animals'"
Jonathan Balcombe was born in England, raised in New Zealand and Canada, and has lived in the United States since 1987. He has three biology degrees, including a PhD in ethology (the study of animal behavior) from the University of Tennessee, where he studied communication in bats. He has published over 40 scientific papers on animal behavior and animal protection. He is the author of four books, including Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good, Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, and The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure. Formerly Senior Research Scientist with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, he is currently Chair of the Animal Studies Department with the Humane Society University.