Animal rights is one of the most controversial issues of
our time. David Sztybel, Ph.D., is available to speak to your group on
this fascinating topic. Possible talks include:
* Why Animal Research Should Be Banned. Many people
accept animal research as an unfortunate necessity, while others see it
as a non-issue. Dr. Sztybel makes a compelling argument that animal
research should not merely be reformed, as some animal welfarists
suggest, but rather should be completely abolished. Find out why!
* Why Eating Meat is Immoral. "Everybody" does it, but
is it right? A penetrating look at the unexamined violence behind the
average meal. Dr. Sztybel's own family used to run a fish and chips
restaurant, now they are vegetarian!
* Judeo-Christianity vs Animal Rights. Most Jews and
Christians value kindness to animals, and some even believe that the
Bible requires this. In fact, the opposite is true, according to
shocking research by Dr. Sztybel, who is of Jewish descent himself. Not
to be missed!
* Environmentalism and Animal Rights. Many see an
alliance between animal rights and environmentalism. But most forms of
environmentalism are actually opposed to animal rights. Dr. Sztybel will
explain where most environmentalists go wrong, and how environmentalism
and animal rights can, and should, be unified.
* Buddhism and Animal Rights. Often seen as a recent
trend, a profound concern for animals has actually existed for
millennia, through the teachings of the Buddha. Dr. Sztybel's
scholarship is important for both Buddhists and animal rights activists.
* The Theory of Animal Rights. A surprisingly
sophisticated philosophical basis underlies the radical notion of animal
rights. Dr. Sztybel has already convinced many people -- look out, you
may be next!
About the Speaker: David Sztybel has been called one of
the leading experts on animal rights philosophy in Canada. His diverse
experience includes presentations at the academic conferences held by
the prestigious Canadian Philosophical Association and the Radical
Philosophy Association, and at a
conference on dissection hosted by University of Toronto Students for
the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA). Dr. Sztybel was instructor for
Philosophy of Human Sexuality, and has also served as a teaching
assistant and guest lecturer for courses in introductory philosophy and
Environmental Ethics at the University of Toronto, where he recently
completed his Ph.D. in animal ethics. He is a founding member, past
president, and current vice president of UofT SETA.
Separate web pages describe Dr. Sztybel's academic and
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