Denison's McGregor Lecture Series Features Animal Ethicist Kathleen Conlee
Posted: September 30, 2007 / Last Updated: October 2, 2007
If science experiments benefiting the lives of humans require the deaths of animals, is the cost to high? Kathleen Conlee of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will address the issue of animal experimentation for the third convocation of this year's "Hum/an/imal: Where We Meet" series hosted by McGregor Connections Initiative. Conlee will deliver her talk titled "Animals in Research, Testing, and Education: One Animal Protection Perspective" at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 11) in the auditorium of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). The event is free and open to the public.
Conlee is the director of program management for animal issues at HSUS, focusing on the ethics of using animals in medical and educational research. In addition, she has been part of the Chimps Deserve Better campaign and has worked to encourage scientific organizations to implement new practices for protecting animals used in research and zoos. She advocates the elimination of pain and distress in animal research.
The yearlong McGregor Connections Initiative series will investigate the biological, social, ethical and metaphorical relationships between human and nonhuman animals. Remaining fall semester speakers include Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit prison-reform group and Peter Singer, a bio-ethicist and author of Animal Liberation. The Department of Art will stage an exhibition of student works related to the theme in the visual and performing arts in December.
The McGregor Connections Initiative at Denison University connects students with renowned scholars and activists, spotlights intersections between academic disciplines and fosters academic achievement.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The McGregor Connections Initiative series presents a lecture on animal experimentation titled "Animals in Research, Testing, and Education: One Animal Protection Perspective" by Kathleen Conlee of the Humane Society of the United States; 11:30 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 11), Slayter Hall auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. To confirm, call (740) 587-6206.
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