"Eating Animals: Eating Humanely" - A roundtable discussion hosted by Fairfield University



Image: Fairfield turkeyFairfield University's College of Arts and Sciences will host "Eating Animals: Eating Humanely," a roundtable discussion sparked by Fairfield Public Library's "One Book, One Town" program. Area residents and members of the university are invited to attend the free program that will examine the issue of how people can eat meat and feel less guilty about it. The 90-minute presentation will be held on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Multimedia Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

"Eating Animals: Eating Humanely" takes an in-depth look at the dilemma Americans face when choosing to eat animals. Leading the discussion will be two prominent faculty members from Fairfield University.

Dina Franceschi, associate professor of economics and Brian G. Walker, associate professor of biology will offer their perspective on the ethical and social issues that are associated with eating animals. The speakers will also discuss the moral argument centered on Jonathan Safran Foer's new book "Eating Animals." A question and answer period will follow after the presentation. The professors say they hope to inspire a thoughtful debate on a topic that is both challenging and difficult for many people.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Hastings, director of community and lifetime education at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2688.

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Media Contact: Mark Gregorio, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, mgregorio1@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 10, 2011

Vol. 43, No. 235