Animal welfare should be institutionalized, argue academics
Scholars will debate how progressive attitudes towards animals should be implemented and institutionalized at a major conference in Oxford.
—Dr. Clair Linzey
OXFORD, UK, June 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Academics will debate how progressive attitudes towards animals should be implemented and institutionalized at a major conference in Oxford.
Topics will include: Animals in the Political Process, Using the Tax System to End Factory Farming, Habeas Corpus for Animals, Cetacean Captivity, Cultivating Compassion in the Classroom, Pets and family breakdown, speciesism and racism, removing animals from farming, and obtaining legal protection for cephalopods.
The presentations will form part of the annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School at Merton College, Oxford from 7-10 August 2022.
The full program is now available.
The summer school is dedicated to animals and public policy and will focus on how we should implement, embody and institutionalize progressive attitudes towards animals.
“We intend to push the envelope and show how it is truly possible to implement major structural changes for animals in society. We put animals on the legal and political agenda,” said summer school director Dr Clair Linzey.
“Our annual summer school has become an international catalyst for outstanding intellectual work on animals.”
More than 140 academics will be present. The program includes more than 60 presentations and two panel discussions.
“We know it’s the highlight of the year for many animal scientists because they tell us so.”
The school is sponsored by the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy, the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Compassion in World Farming, and Susan and Dan Boggio.
The Summer School fills up quickly, but a few places are still available. The reservation form is available on the Centre’s website.
For more information, contact Dr. Clair Linzey at [email protected]
Notes for editors:
1. The Summer School is organized by the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics, which is an independent think tank dedicated to pioneering ethical perspectives on animals through research, teaching and publishing. See www.oxfordanimalethics.com.
2. A video of the previous Humane Education Summer School can be viewed here: https://www.oxfordanimalethics.com/home/.
3. More information about Merton College, Oxford can be found here: https://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/.
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