Last edited on: February 10, 2017.
Top academics from around the world will debate the ethics of the international fur trade at a Summer School at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford
, from 23-26 July, 2017
Philosophers, theologians, and ethicists will be among academics from more than 12 countries, including the US, India, Croatia, China, Brazil, Spain, Austria, Canada, Ireland, Estonia, Finland, and Italy.
The fur industry is a multi-million pound, multinational business, responsible for the deaths of tens of million animals, especially mink and fox every year. The task of the Summer School will be to interrogate and analyse the ethical claims of the fur industry.
“We are making history,” said Centre Director the Revd Professor Andrew Linzey, “since this is the first academic gathering worldwide on this issue.”
* Dr. Natalie Thomas, The Seal Hunt in Canada (University of Guelph-Humber);
* Laura Donnellan, Cat and Dog Fur Regulation (University of Limerick);
* Pei F. Su and Yuan-Chih, Lung, The Chinese Fur Industry and its Global Position (ACTAsia, and Tsinghua University);
* Dr. Darren Calley, An Analysis of the WTO Fur Seals Ruling (University of Essex);
* Professor Boris Bakota, Croatian Legislation Ends the Breeding of Chinchillas for Fur (University of Osijek, Croatia);
* Kumud Kant Awasthi, Fur Farming in India (National Institute of Animal Welfare, India);
* Dr. Margarita Carretero-González, And Some We Wear: The Sexual Politics of Fur (University of Granada, Spain);
* Simon Brooman, Fur, Law, and Politics (Liverpool John Moores University), and
* Dr. Letícia Albuquerque, Dr. Paula Brügger, and Gabriela Franziska, The Fur Trade in Brazil: Changing Legislation (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil).