Animals play a integral part in our everyday lives. We kill and eat animals; we wear their skins; we hurt and kill them to learn about dangers to our health; we cherish them as pets; we cage them for our education; and we race them for sport. In each activity, humans make certain assumptions about animals and their place in the moral landscape. Each activity is at center an ethical decision, even if it is made implicitly.
VKC 100, Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30-11pm