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About the event

Presented by the NYU Wild Animal Welfare Program. See site for more details.

This symposium will explore new directions and connections for wild animal welfare. There will be talks on issues related to wild aquatic animals, wild invertebrates, and the links between animal and environmental protection. In addition to the presentations, there will also be opportunities for audience Q&A. Vegan reception to follow.

About the talks and speakers

Marine Mammals in Entertainment Parks

Lori Marino

Lori Marino is a neuroscientist and adjunct professor of Animal Studies at New York University.  She is the founder and President of the Whale Sanctuary Project and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Scholarship-based Animal Advocacy. Lori’s scientific work focuses on the evolution of the brain and intelligence in dolphins and whales (as well as primates and farmed animals), and on the effects of captivity on wild animals. She has published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers, book chapters, and magazine articles in these areas. Lori also works at the intersection of science and animal law and policy and is the co-director (with Professor Kathy Hessler) of the Animal Law and Science Project at George Washington University.

The Emergence of Insect Law and Ethics

Rajesh K. Reddy

Rajesh K. Reddy directs the Animal Law Program at the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he teaches International Animal Law, Animal Legal Philosophy, and an Emerging Topics in Animal Law course focused on the protection of insects. Outside of Lewis & Clark, Raj co-chairs the International subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Animal Law Section and sits on the boards of World Animal Protection, Minding Animals International, and the International Coalition for Animal Protection.

How to Think About Wild Animal Welfare

Dale Jamieson

Dale Jamieson is Director of the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection, Affiliated Professor of Law, Medical Ethics and Professor Emeritus at NYU where he was founding Director of the Environmental Studies Program, and Professor of Philosophy. His work centers on how to live ethical lives in the Anthropocene, both as an individual actor and as a political agent. The second edition of his book, Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.




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