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March 6, 2014 – Panel Discussion

Please join us on Thurs. March 6th at 7 p.m. for a panel discussion “Emotional sustainability in animal rights activism: coping with emotional fallout and trauma.” Panelists: Caroline Audet (Toronto March to Close Down all Slaughterhouses, Meat Abolition Movement) Brenda Bronfman (Wishing Well Sanctuary), Anita Krajnc (Toronto Pig/Cow/Chicken Save Movement), and Paul York (AR Academy, […]

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Feb 27, 2014 – Dr. Zipporah Weisberg

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Please join us on Thurs. Feb. 27th, 7 p.m., room SS 570 (basement), 100 St. George St., to hear a talk by Dr. Zipporah Weisberg: “Back to the Animals Themselves: Phenomenological Illuminations and Animal Ethics“. In this talk, Dr. Weisberg will argue that existential and ethical phenomenology, especially as articulated by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel […]

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Dr. Margaret Robinson

Dr. Margaret Robinson spoke at the AR Academy on Feb 20 2014 about how she resolves her ethical veganism with her First Nations cultural heritage. She offers an insight into Mi’kmaq legends which sees other animals as our kin to be respected rather than merely objects or instruments for our consumption. She also describes some […]

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Mike McIntosh: Bear Sanctuary

A presentation of Mike McIntosh of the bear sanctuary http://bearwithus.org/ north of Huntsville Ontario on February 6, 2014 at the Animal Rights Academy free lecture series, Toronto. Video by Paul York, editing Agnes Cseke.

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Alison Covey: Christianity and Animal Rights

Christianity and Animal Rights presented by Alison Covey, MAPS, MA, PhD Candidate Regis College, University of Toronto. Janurary 16, 2014. Thank you to Agnes Cseke for recording this lecture.  

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John Sorenson: Animals in War

Dr. John Sorenson of Brock University’s critical animal studies program discusses the historical use of animals in war. Thank you to Michael Sizer for recording.

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Erika Ritter: The Myth of Animal Consent

Do you consider the slaughter or sacrifice of animals a justified practice? Guest lecturer Erika Ritter returns to the AR Academy in Toronto to present her views on the paradoxical attitudes humans have about animals. Ms. Ritter’s credentials as a journalist, author, playwright and speaker are numerous and available at http://erikaritter.com/ Thank you to Michael Sizer […]

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Caroline Audet on Meat Abolition

Carol Audet spoke on September 26, 2013 on the topic of meat abolition. Thank you to Michael Sizer for recording this lecture.

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Nonhuman Animal Sacrifice & the Constitution of Dominant Albertan Identity

Kelly Struthers Montford presenting : The present “referent”: Nonhuman animal sacrifice and the constitution of dominant Albertan identity at Animal Rights Academy Toronto, 25 July 2013. Thank you to Agnes Cseke for recording lecture

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Lecture Notes 2012 – 2013

Animal Rights Academy 2013 Summary and Concluding Statements Lecture notes for June 27th, 2013 by Paul York View or download the PDF Controversial Topics in Animal Rights Lecture notes for June 13th, 2013 by Paul York View or download the PDF Comparing Ablesim and Speciesism’ Lecture notes for June 13, 2013 by Mary Fantaske View or download the […]

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