Gary Francione

garyfrancione2008Lecture by law scholar Gary Francione, May 18, 2008

Animal Rights Advocates of Upstate New York and the Rochester Area Vegetarian Society (RAVS) present a lecture by Gary Francione:  “Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare: Making the Case”.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008
5:30 PM  Vegan potluck dinner
7:00 PM  Lecture by Gary Francione
Note:  The dinner is optional.  You can attend the lecture without attending the dinner.

Brighton Town Lodge at 777 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620

The Lodge is on Westfall Road between East Henrietta Rd (Route 15A) and South Clinton Ave.  From Route 390, take Exit 16 onto 15A and go north to traffic light.  Turn right on Westfall Rd.  The lodge is on south side of Westfall; it is a log cabin set well back from the road, and the driveway leading to the Lodge is called “Haudenosaunee Trail.”

Gary Francione is Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University Law School.  He was the first academic to teach animal rights theory in an American law school and has lectured throughout the world.  His books include Rain Without Thunder; Introduction to Animal Rights; and Animals, Property, and the Law.  His forthcoming book is called, Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation.

Dinner is a vegan potluck.  Vegan means no animal products (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, or honey).  Please bring a dish with enough to serve a crowd and a serving utensil; also bring a place setting (plate, fork, knife, cup, etc.) for your own dinner.  We can help non-vegetarians or others uncertain about how to make or bring a vegan dish; please call (585) 234-8750 for help.

“Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare: Making the Case,” by Gary Francione.  A well-known subscriber to the abolitionist position, Francione argues that working for “bigger cages” will not ultimately benefit animals.  He is articulate, fearless, and funny; his talks are controversial and engaging.  DO NOT MISS THIS MEETING!

COST: Free to RAVS members.  $3 guest fee for non-members, unless you join at the meeting.