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Animal Ethics


Courtesy US Fish & Wildlife Service

Chairperson:   Susan Kopp, DVM, Bioethics Center Scholar, Professor of Health Science, LaGuardia Community College Veterinary Technology Program, City University of New York

The Animal Ethics study group at the Yale Bioethics Center was formed in response to both the moral imperative to delve deeper into the human treatment of other animals and the theoretical challenge to give nonhuman animals their due in ethics. While many people have passionate opinions about animal ethics issues, they can be diametrically opposed: from seeing nonhuman animals as strictly subservient to human purposes to conceptualizing them as full rights-bearing members of the moral community. Our group is dedicated to addressing the gamut of questions from all points of view, with presenters drawn from a broad interdisciplinary spectrum.

The study group sponsors two events: an invited research seminar for faculty and allied professionals and a public lecture series around related animal ethics issues.

Public lectures will be held at 238 Prospect St at 4:15 PM unless otherwise noted. Please see the schedule below.  All are welcome.

For more information on the study group seminar, please email susan.kopp@yale.edu

Below is our list of dates for the academic year 2014-2015:

SEPTEMBER 18

OCTOBER 31

DECEMBER 4

JANUARY 22

FEBRUARY 19

APRIL 16 or 23

Climate Change and Impact on Wildlife: A Topic Centered Discussion

Speakers and topics from previous years:

2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012

2010-2011
2009-2010
2008-2009

Spring 2008