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B&G Wed: Animal Rights and Human Rights

on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 10:12pm
Date: 
10/07/2015 - 7:00pm

Black & Green Wed October 7, 2015— Animal Rights and Human Rights

FORUM: Animal Rights and Human Rights

WHEN: 7 pm, Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WHERE: Legacy Books and Café, 5249 Delmar (near Union) 63108

Bonnie Boime, St. Louis Animal Rights Team

Mare Florentino, St. Louis Animal Rights Team

Dan Kolde, Civil Rights and Animal Rights Attorney

Rev. Elston McCowan, Green Party of St. Louis [moderator]

“Tolstoy noted: ‘As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields.’ Tolstoy was correct. As long as humans regard it as normal to slaughter animals for food for which there is no justification other than the trivial pleasure we get from eating or using animals, they will regard it as normal to use violence when they think that something more important is at stake.”  —Gary Francione, The Abolitionist Approach

The exploitation of animals has a troubling impact on human beings and the way we treat each other.  Generally born with kindness and empathy, children are systematically desensitized to brutality by accepted violence against other species.