The last day of the Second World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights began with a heartfelt lecture by conference organizer Heron Santana on climate change and animal rights. Professor Santana spoke about the fact that citizens of Brazil are beginning to eat more meat and the country exports an increasing amount of live animals, as they used to do with slaves.
He also discussed the health risks associated with eating meat and our ability to decrease meat production by decreasing consumption. He explained that there is a wall of prejudice against other species that we must break down in order to abolish animal slavery. Professor Santana concluded by stressing the importance of speaking out for animals and making changes in our daily lives to work toward an end to these violations against nonhuman animals. (more…)
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