Workshop on “Political Animals: Agency, Participation, and Representation”

Together with Montreal’s Centre for Ethics, APPLE co-sponsored a workshop on March 5, 2016 on the democratic representation of animals, held at UQAM in Montreal. In recent years, a number of political theorists have argued that all sentient animals, human or otherwise, can be the rightful recipients of justice. Since we live in a world in which animals
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Workshop on “The Place of Animals in Science: Hidden Costs/Hidden Potential”

This workshop on ethical approaches to science education and inquiry was co-sponsored by APPLE and Queen’s Faculty of Education. It took place on April 22, 2015. The format was a panel discussion featuring experts in humane science and alternatives to dissection and animal use, including an (optional) opportunity for hands-on investigation of alternative pedagogies. Panelists included: Jan Oakley,
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Thinking outside the Cage: Towards a Nonspeciesist Paradigm for Scientific Research

Thinking outside the Cage: Towards a Nonspeciesist Paradigm for Scientific Research was an APPLE-sponsored conference held at Queen’s in March 2014. Scientific research is currently governed on the premise that humans have a right to use sentient animals as subjects of harmful research for our benefit. What would a non-speciesist alternative look like? We invited
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