Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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.