Debating Animal Welfare Policy: Examining the Ethics of Eating Animals

Presented by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance

October
31
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Public
Date:
October 31, 2017
Time:
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

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.

Speakers Include:

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. 

Debating Animal Welfare Policy: Examining the Ethics of Eating Animals