Events

Jacy Reese: The End of Animal Farming

Summary

Reese will trace out a roadmap for how humanity is transitioning to the end of animal farming.

Start Date

24th Jul 2018 5:30pm

End Date

24th Jul 2018 7:00pm

Venue

Law Lecture Theatre 2, Grosvenor Crescent, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E. Toby.Juliff@utas.edu.au; T. 0401 479 261

A public lecture presented by

Jacy Reese

Co-founder and Research Director at the Sentience Institute

Today there's widespread outrage against the ethical harms of using animals for food. This talk is not about those problems. Instead, Reese will trace out a roadmap for how humanity is transitioning to the end of animal farming. The timeline has four stages: Foundation, Revolution, Stigmatization, and Follow-Through. Reese will trace out the most important developments of technological and social change in each of these stages, such as the advent of clean meat (real meat made without animal slaughter), a shift in outrage against factory farming alone to outrage against animal farming as a whole, and a shift from individual diet change (e.g. veganism) to a society-wide trend towards animal-free food production. The talk will also explore what in general makes social movements succeed and how the end of animal farming will spark fundamental changes in the human-animal relationship.

Photo of Jacy ReeseAbout the speaker

Jacy is the author of the upcoming book, The End of Animal Farming, which illuminates humanity's upcoming transition to an animal-free food system. Jacy is the Research Director at Sentience Institute, a think tank researching the expansion of humanity's moral circle. His writing on the topics of food ethics and effective altruism has appeared in QuartzSalon, and Vox, and he has presented his research in 15 countries.