February 27, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Gary Francione will give the talk, "Animals: Our Moral Schizophrenia," Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is open to the public without charge, is sponsored by the University Lectureship Committee and the departments of philosophy, classics, religion, and sociology and anthropology.

Professor of law and the Nicholas DeB. Katzenbach Distinguished Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law, Francione also is founder and director of the Animal Rights Law Project there.

Considered the leading figure in the United States in the new and important area of animal law, Francione has litigated cases dealing with the rights of students to object to classroom vivisection/dissection, hunting and wildlife issues, animal sacrifice, animal care committees, and wild horses.

He has written three books on animal rights: Animals, Property and the Law (the classic text in animal law), Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? and Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement.

Francione's work examines and critiques traditional views in society about the legal status of animals as property. He has developed ground-breaking arguments for re-envisioning the legal and moral status of animals in society.

Posted Feb. 27, 2006


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