Let’s Talk About It: How is animal well-being affected in the endeavor for human progress?


Let’s Talk About It: How is animal well-being affected in the endeavor for human progress?

In their quest to create a deeper and more critical understanding of health and the health care environment, the Critical Health Research Network (CHRN) headed by two Department of Health, Aging and Society faculty members presents:

“Human Health, Animal Worlds: Between Intimacy and Experimentation”

What: A public talk by PhD candidates Jordan Sheridan and Nandini Thiyagarajan (Department of English and Cultural Studies) will be taking place

In this talk, Jordan and Nandini will be exploring the various intersections between human and animal
health. Specifically, they are concerned with the contradictory and often
violent ways in which animals are used in the interest of advancing human
physical and emotional well-being. From the benefits of nurturing close
bonds with companion, service, and therapy animals to the practice of animal
testing, the presenters are interested in thinking more directly about what happens to
animal lives and bodies when they are used to progress human health.

When: Friday April 11, 4:00 pm

Where: Baltimore House (43 King William Street)

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