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Speaker Series: "What's all the fuss about animal rights?"

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John Hadley will present an overview of the philosophy of animal rights. John will discuss: the ethics of pet keeping, eating meat, using animals in biomedical research and visiting zoos; the difference between animal welfare and animal rights; the distinction between causing pain and painlessly taking life; the status of invertebrates, fish and so-called feral species; the conflict between animal rights and biodiversity conservation; recreational hunting and so-called conservation hunting; human-animal friendships; and the analogy between racism, sexism and 'speciesism'. All the rival philosophical positions on these topics will also be explained.

John Hadley is a senior lecturer in philosophy in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University. His is the author of Animal Property Rights: A Theory of Habitat Rights for Wild Animals.

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