Multiculturalism and Animal Ethics

Hosted by the Forum for Philosophy

Old Theatre, Old Building


Dr David Grummet

Dr David Grummet

Dr Angie Pepper

Dr Angie Pepper

Dr Varun Uberoi

Dr Varun Uberoi


Dr Danielle Sands

Animal advocacy has made significant progress in recent decades, with the welfare of animals now enshrined in national and international law. But what should we do when cultural or religious traditions appear to conflict with these notions of animal welfare?

How does Western influence in non-Western societies affect the scale and type of animal exploitation? And in a world where racism is rife, can we practice animal advocacy while avoiding cultural imperialism? 

David Grummet is a Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh.

Angie Pepper is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham.

Varun Uberoi is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Public Policy at Brunel University.

Danielle Sands (@DanielleCSands) is a Fellow at the Forum for Philosophy and a Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought at RHUL.

Founded in 1996, the Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that has gained widespread recognition for its work as initiator and sponsor of engaging and thoughtful events that facilitate wider participation in academic philosophy. 

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