Search results for "animals"

All creatures great and small: animals and us

Thu 25 Apr 2013

This series will explore animal-human relationships from a range of different philosophical, political and practical perspectives. It aims to look deeply at the social, ethical and individual implications of how we, as humans, understand and interact with non-human animals in today's world.


The Naked Brunch: Food, Consumption & Culture

Pleased to meat you: On being and eating meat

Thu 30 Aug 2012

Meat is a potent cultural symbol, its significance deeply embedded in our imaginings of masculinity and human evolution. But what of the suffering of the animals who become the meat? And what does it mean if we remember that humans too are animals and so, potentially and inevitably, meat?

All creatures great and small: animals and us

What is the connection between the oppressions of women and animals?

Tue 05 Feb 2013

A critical look at the intersection of violence against women and animal abuse in the context of family violence and animal use in general.**Ada Conroy has worked in the family violence sector for over 12 years.

All creatures great and small: animals and us

Choosing compassion in a ruthless world: Barriers to ethical decision making

Thu 05 Sep 2013

This session will explore the difficulties we face in making choices that are consistent with our core values about non-human animals in the context of a world set up to disassociate us from our relationship and responsibilities towards them, especially those usually bred for consumption. We will identify common barriers to ethical decision making ...

All creatures great and small: animals and us

The happy hen on your supermarket shelf: What do you buy when you buy free range eggs?

Thu 16 May 2013

The rise of the "free range" egg appeals to consumers' feelings that they don't want to be complicit in the suffering of animals. But the meaning of the label "free range" varies widely - and so does the relationships it represents between consumers, retailers, suppliers, farmers, hens and, ultimately, the earth and sun. In this session we will que ...

All creatures great and small: animals and us

Animals and the social imaginary: Racing and rescuing greyhounds

Thu 23 May 2013

While animals are flesh and blood social actors, they are also rich vectors for human imaginings. Animal are found in allegory, metaphor, origin stories, national myths, and all sorts of human narratives. In this talk Ray Madden will be looking at some of the ways in which animals are socially constructed and how animals do an enormous amount of sy ...