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CAS Initiative for 2010-2011
Knowing Animals:  Histories, Strategies and Frontiers in Human/Animal Relations*

Andrew Rowan, President & CEO, Humane Society International Chief International Officer and CSO, The Humane Society of the United States, will present “Animal Perceptions and Human Inconsistencies:  What Human Treatment of and Attitudes Towards Animals Indicates About Human Societies,” on Tuesday, April 19, 4:00pm, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana.

In the past 200 years, there have been substantial changes in how human societies view and treat animals.  Today, there are considerable tensions and inconsistencies in how humans perceive and treat animals both within societies and across different societies.  This presentation will explore some of the trends in our treatment of animals, some of the inconsistencies in the way animals are presented in societies and will track how changing human perceptions have affected the way we manage the human-animal interaction.

This presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Center for Advanced Study at 333-6729 or www.cas.illinois.edu.

*Center for Advanced Study Initiative for 2010-2011 Knowing Animals:  Histories, Strategies and Frontiers in Human/Animal Relations. This initiative explores how animals are central to human understandings and experiences of the world and to the development of concepts and beliefs about what it means to be human.  CAS Resident Associate Jane Desmond (Anthropology) leads this initiative.

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