Warwick Animal Ethics Society
LATEST: Animal Ethics Conference, Saturday 18th January 2014, 11am-5pm.
To conclude our Animal Ethics Week, week 2 of Spring term, we are holding a conference entitled 'The Politics of Species'. The eminent Carol J Adams will be giving a talk on the Sexual Politics of Meat, whilst Kim Stallwood, Dr. Richard Twine, Elinor Lloyd and Dr. Tom Tyler will be covering a host of other issues related to the field of animal ethics.
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/polofspecies
And book tickets (£3 students/£6 non-students) on our eventbrite page.
What We Do
As the University of Warwick's Animal Ethics Society, our aim is to provide an active community for students interested in issues surrounding animal welfare. We are here to raise awareness on campus and to encourage debate and discussion. We support demonstrations and get petitions signed to instigate change. Though we are interested in promoting vegetarianism and veganism as a healthy and sustainable lifestyle choice the society is open to anyone irrespective of their diet as we recognise there are numerous ways to approach animal ethics.
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 vegetarian food.
This past year (2012/13) 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.
As a member of the society you will receive weekly newsletters with details about the term's activities, links to interesting articles and videos, information about upcoming events in the animal ethics world, as well as useful vegetarian/vegan recipes for those seeking inspiration.
We also have a facebook page with an active community discussing a whole host of issues surrounding animal welfare.