ANZCCART New Zealand - free public lecture: Cars, cats, climate change and other neglected problems of animal welfare and conservation Event as iCalendar

17 April 2013

5 - 6pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 505-011, AMRF Auditorium, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Windows or cats, which one should we ban first?

Windows kill more birds than cats do, shouldn’t we be talking about that? Prof. David Fraser, in Auckland this week for a public lecture, says that humans cause a range of problems to animals and that cats killing birds is just the tip of the iceberg.

Cars, cats and climate change represent a few of the growing but neglected injury to animals caused by seven billion busy people. These and many other aspects of human life cause a spectrum of harms ranging from animal suffering to loss of biodiversity. Animal welfare and conservation thus involve many shared problems. Indeed, animal welfare and conservation need to be combined under a single “ethic for animals and nature” derived less from ethical theory than from thoughtful attention to the diverse effects of human activities.