Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bioethics-y Things at Yale: Killer Kitty edition

On Thursday, September 27 at 4:15 PM, our Animal Ethics Forum will host its first-ever public lecture. Clare Palmer (Philosophy, Texas A&M) will speak on "Ethics, Conservation, and Animal Welfare: Wildlife and Outdoor Cats." Outdoor cats, you say? Well, yes, actually. Our little purring murderers are estimated to kill 4 billion animals a year in the US alone. We humans are having a huge environmental impact via our cats. Clare's talk will raise a number of tough issues: the tensions among animal lovers and environmentalists, the limits of our personal responsibility, the meaning of animal suffering.

The event is co-sponsored by the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and the Yale Divinity School.

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