Warwick Animal Ethics Society
Join the Warwick Animal Ethics Society!
Check out our Facebook page ® https://www.facebook.com/groups/aeswarwick/?fref=ts
Look out for the Animal Ethics Society stalls at the Societies Fair, Thursday 2nd October!
What We Do
The University of Warwick's Animal Ethics Society aims to provide an active community for students interested in issues surrounding animal rights. We are here to raise awareness on campus and to encourage debate and discussion. We support demonstrations and get petitions signed to instigate change, in addition to holing our own debates and campaigns.
The society is inclusive and is certainly open to anyone irrespective of their diet, though we are interested in promoting veganism as a healthy, sustainable and ethical lifestyle choice. The Animal Ethics Society embraces everyone who is interested in animal ethics, and in improving the lives of animals.
In addition to the Society, we have a campaign group. For people who want to take a more active role, this group is responsible for organising events, talks and campaigns throughout the year. Last year we organised a “Go Veggie” campaign, which involved leafleting, a showing of the film Earthlings, talks and more.
This Year’s Events:
Week 1: Check out our stalls at the Societies Fair, Thursday 2nd October – there will be free food!
Thursday 2nd October: First society get-together in the Dirty Duck at 5PM. Discussion of events for the year, and a chance to meet everyone.
Week 2, Monday 6th Oct: Potluck bring-and-share meal. Get together and enjoy a variety of delicious vegan and veggie food!
Friday 10th Oct: Leamington Bar Crawl! For drinkers and non-drinkers alike, a casual way to get to know some of the members better – a night out in Leamington!
Week 3, Monday 13th Oct: Social in the Dirty Duck at 5PM – elections! If you want to become a member of the exec team for the society, here is your chance.
Week 4, Monday 20nd Oct: Potluck or restaurant meal – whichever is more popular, which will be decided in the meeting in week 3.
Saturday 25th Oct: West Midlands Vegan Festival. Let’s get a group of us together and go to the festival! Check out the Festival website for more information ® http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/festival/
Week 5, Monday 27th October: Social in the Dirty Duck at 5PM
Week 6, Monday 3rd November: Potluck
Week 7, Monday 10th Nov: Social in the Dirty Duck at 5PM
Week 8, Monday 17th Nov: Potluck
Week 9, Monday 24th Nov: Social in the Dirty Duck at 5PM
Week 10, Monday 1st December: Final Potluck of Term 1 and of the year with a Christmas theme!
The exact time and location of the Potlucks and other events will be announced closer to the date.
The highlight of the past year was the Animal Ethics Conference, held on Saturday 18th January. To conclude our Animal Ethics Week, during Week 2 of the Spring Term, we held a conference entitled 'The Politics of Species'. The eminent Carol J Adams gave a talk on ‘The Sexual Politics of Meat’, whilst Kim Stallwood, Dr. Richard Twine, Elinor Lloyd and Dr. Tom Tyler covered a host of other issues related to the field of animal ethics. Additionally, in Week 7 of Term 2 we had a “Go Veggie” campaign.
In previous years we have organised numerous talks. Dr. Andrew Knight (Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics) gave an illuminating talk on the ethical and practical considerations of using animals in veterinary teaching. We organised a debate in January in collaboration with Warwick Debating Union on the subject "This house would ban animal testing" which proved a resounding success, with an exceptional panel of experts debating in front of a large, receptive audience. We campaigned successfully to get the campus Costcutter to stop selling non-free range eggs, having gathered the support of the student body.
In addition to our campaigning and support activities, we organise regular potlucks, when members of the society and other like-minded students can get to know each other in a friendly and relaxed way, over delicious veggie food.
Meet the Exec Team:
President: Chloe Barritt
Secretary: Lucy Duncan
Treasurer: Hemant Pandit
We intend to hold another election and welcome more people onto the exec!