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March 3: Conference to Address Perspectives on Animal Exploitation

A conference on the problem of animal exploitation will be held under the auspices of Bucknell University’s Humanities Center in the Willard Smith Library on Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The special focus of this conference is a strictly “abolitionist” perspective devoted to the ideal of the complete abolition — rather than the mere regulation — of practices that treat non-human animals as resources for the satisfaction of human needs and desires. The nature and commitments of this perspective will be presented and discussed by an influential group of individuals in the fields of law, philosophy and art. Speakers include Professors Gary L. Francione and Anna Charlton of Rutgers Law School, Professors Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf of Cornell Law School, and Bucknell Presidential Professor of Philosophy Gary Steiner, and the renowned visual artist Sue Coe.

Support for this conference has been provided by the Bucknell Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Bucknell’s Humanities Center, as well as the departments/programs of art and art history, English literary studies, sociology and anthropology, environmental studies, history, geography, religious studies, political science, comparative humanities, classics, Africana studies, and philosophy.

There is no fee to attend but space is limited so please be sure to RSVP Steiner at


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