Debating Animal Welfare Policy: Examining the Ethics of Eating Animals
Farm animal welfare is a complex societal topic with policy reform origins dating back to the mid-1900s. While it has been almost 50 years since the original Animal Welfare Act, topics in farm policy with regard to livestock and the consumption of meat remain relevant today at the state, federal, and international levels. This debate-style panel will examine the ethics of eating meat through a dissection of issues in policy, the supply chain, and alternative approaches to animal rearing.
Chris Green, Executive Director of the Animal Law and Policy Program at Harvard Law School
Samantha Garwin, Butcher & CEO of Fleishers Craft Butchery
Fiona Harrar, Livestock Manager at Stone Barns
Aylon Steinhart, Business Innovation Specialist at the Good Food Institute (GFI)
Rockwell Schwartz, Animal Rescuer and Community Organizer
Panel debate will be moderated by Michelle Hughes and Brooke Robinson.
Wine and cheese reception begins at 5:30pm. Panel debate is from 6:00-7:30pm.