Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What do socialists say about animal rights?

The Perth branch of Socialist Alliance will be hosting an open discussion for members and people interested in finding out more about us on the question of "animal rights".

The film "Cowspiracy" has highlighted the (under-acknowledged) role of animal agriculture in producing greenhouse pollution and spurred on a rising vegan movement.

However the film has been criticised (including by vegans) for promoting individual lifestyle change instead of targeting the big corporations destroying the planet.

This discussion will include a range of points of view and will address questions such as:
* how can we minimise/prevent cruelty to animals?
* do animals have rights?
* what climate action is needed in agriculture?
* what is the relationship between individual lifestyle choices and broader political action?

The discussion will be introduced by: Alex Bainbridge, Jessica Lee Macfarlane & Farida Iqbal.

6pm Tues 2 February

Perth Activist Centre (15/5 Aberdeen St, Perth - next to McIver station)

Hosted by Socialist Alliance. Ph 9218 9608, 0413 976 638.

Attend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1078860865499935

For reference, check out the Socialist Alliance's agriculture policy, the Beyond Zero Emissions landuse discussion paper, and these recent articles in Green Left Weekly.