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Animal ethics virtual debate with JS Foer
Thu 30 March 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
If you are interested in ethics and animals, and want to debate the increasingly unavoidable question of eating animals, do come along to a very special event:
A virtual talk and discussion with Jonathan Safran Foer, award-winning novelist and author of the bestseller Eating Animals.
Free and open to all!
When: Thursday 30 March. Arrive at 6:00 for a 6:15 start
Where: Lecture Theatre 4 (opposite the library entrance)
More information below. Feel free to contact us at S.Panizza@uea.ac.uk
Set in the context of a larger journey of exploration, Eating Animals presents what many consider the most important popular critique of industrial farming. Foer brings the sensibility of a novelist to the ethical question of eating animals, besides deep personal engagement and extensive research. This makes his book stand out from much literature on the subject. Foer’s first two books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, are highly regarded for their literary merit, and have both been made into major motion pictures. Eating Animals has been called by Kirkus Reviews “wholly compelling” and the LA Times argues that it offers a wisdom “that, in all its humanity and clarity, deserves a place at the table with our greatest philosophers.” In recent years both Duke University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill made it required reading for their incoming freshman class. The most frequent comment heard from educators who use Eating Animals is “I’ve never had such great discussion!”. All costs are covered by Farm Forward, a US nonprofit organization.
6:15 Start: Brief introduction to animal ethics and to the book
6:30 Jonathan Safran Foer’s talk
6:45 Discussion with Jonathan Safran Foer
7:10 Open debate