Lori Gruen

August 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

Season 2, Ep 18 Lori Gruen on Animal ethics

Favorite beverage: “I’m a tequilla drinker — I prefer anejo neat.”

Favorite bar: Pine Box Rock Shop (Brooklyn, NY)

Lori Gruen has been involved in animal issues as a writer, teacher, and activist for over 25 years. Her relationships with scholars thinking about animals, activists working to protect animals, and, perhaps most importantly, with many different animals, uniquely inform her perspective on how we need to rethink our engagement with other animals.

Gruen is trained as a philosopher and works broadly on topics in practical ethics and political philosophy.  She has taught at the University of Colorado, the University of British Columbia, Lafayette College, the University of North Carolina, Stanford University, New York University, and Wesleyan University. She has published and lectured widely on topics in animal ethics, including the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on the Moral Status of Non-Human Animals and the illustrated book Animal Liberation: A Graphic Guide (with Peter Singer and artist David Hines). She is currently working on a book exploring human relations to captive chimpanzees which draws lessons from the lives of some of the chimpanzees she has come to know, respect, and love.

For more information, please visit Lori’s website: http://www.lorigruen.com/

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