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The Evolution of Animal Advocacy: Alternative Strategies to Achieve Animal Welfare Advances

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Location
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
Date
Jul 14, 2023   2:00 pm  
Speaker
CHRIS GREEN
Contact
Heidy Barcus
E-Mail
cas@cas.illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

In this presentation, Chris Green will draw upon his many years of experience across multiple advocacy forums to explore alternate vehicles one can employ to achieve progress for animals when traditional avenues are blocked or captured. His talk will feature a range of strategies and real world examples that include utilizing smaller venues to curtail Ringling Bros. Circus and SeaWorld, engaging in direct democracy via public ballot initiatives, exposing abuse through undercover investigations, leveraging consumer sentiment to achieve corporate progress, and simply outcompeting less humane products in the marketplace. Chris also will highlight the fundamental relevance of academic scholarship to support these advocacy endeavors. 

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