WEBINAR

Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves

Jeff Sebo with Lauren van Patter

In 2020, COVID-19, the Australia bushfires, and other global threats served as vivid reminders that human and nonhuman fates are increasingly linked. Human use of nonhuman animals contributes to pandemics, climate change, and other global threats which, in turn, contribute to biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and nonhuman suffering. In this conversation with Lauren van Patter, Jeff Sebo will argue that humans have a moral responsibility to include animals in global health and environmental policy. In particular, we should reduce our use of animals as part of our pandemic and climate change mitigation efforts and increase our support for animals as part of our adaptation efforts. 


Jeff Sebo is Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Philosophy, and Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program at New York University. His new book Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves: Why Animals Matter for Pandemics, Climate Change, and other Catastrophes is published this year by Oxford University Press. jeffsebo.net / twitter.com/jeffrsebo


Lauren Van Patter is the Kim & Stu Lang Professor in Community and Shelter Medicine in the Department of Clinical Studies at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She is an interdisciplinary animal studies scholar whose research focuses most broadly on questions of “living well” in multispecies communities. levanpatter.wordpress.com / twitter.com/levanpatter

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Monday 14th February

7.00 p.m. (UK time)/2.00 p.m. (EST)