2012 Animal Matters Series Lectures

Certified Humane®—A Market Solution
Friday, February 17, 2012
Jackie Sleeper
Director of Certification Certified Humane
Ms. Sleeper is an Honors graduate of Oregon State University's Animal Science Department with an emphasis on Animal Behavior and Bioethics. Growing up on a multi-species farm in the Pacific Northwest, she gained extensive experience with livestock and poultry species. As the Director of Certification at Humane Farm Animal Care, Sleeper puts her experience and education to good use as she oversees the inspection and certification process, assists producers, works with the HFAC scientific committee, and leads the inspector training program.
Farm Animal Welfare: Moving Forward
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Dr. Paul Shapiro
Senior Director, Farm Animal Protection, The Humane Society of the United States
Dr. Paul Shapiro has played an integral role in numerous successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve the plight of farm animals. His work has helped enact farm animal protection laws in six states. Shapiro founded Compassion Over Killing in 1995 and served as its campaigns director for ten years, working as a farm animal cruelty investigator. Says Shapiro, This discussion will focus on the hot topics in the field and how animal advocates continue to use science and public policy to advance the interests of farm animals.
Animal Rights as a Mainstream Phenomenon
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Dr. Bernard Rollin
Professor of Philosophy, Animal Sciences, and Biomedical sciences at Colorado State University
Dr. Bernard Rollin is a leading scholar in animal rights and animal consciousness and has lectured all over the world. Rollin's scholarly interests include both traditional and applied philosophy. He is the author of Natural and Conventional Meaning (1976), Animal Rights and Human Morality (1981, 1993 and 2006), The Unheeded Cry: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain and Scientific Change (1988 and 1998), Farm Animal Welfare (1995), The Frankenstein Syndrome (1995), Science and Ethics (2006), and Putting the Horse Before Descartes (2011). He has edited a two volume The Experimental Animal in Biomedical Research (1989 and 1995).
Measuring Animal Welfare—Research Tools and Application to Farm Animal Care Programs
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Suzanne Millman
Associate Professor of Animal Welfare at Iowa State University
Dr. Suzanne Millman, Associate Professor of Animal Welfare at Iowa State University, leads a research program in food animal welfare, coordinates animal welfare instruction, and provides expertise in animal behavior and welfare for producers, veterinarians and the public. She is a contributor to a scientific review of euthanasia methods currently being developed by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Millman is a member of the animal welfare committees of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the Iowa Farm Animal Emergency Response Task Force.