Nationally known speaker to address intense conflict in animal agriculture

Posted: 10/4/2011

For Immediate Release                                                                      

October 4, 2011                                                                      

SIOUX FALLS, SD -  The South Dakota State University Swine and Pre-Vet clubs will host Dr. Wes Jamison, a professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, to present his seminar on "The Morality of Animal Agriculture" at the SDSU campus on Tuesday, October 11th.  The keynote presentation will begin at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  The general public is encouraged to attend.  In addition to the keynote, Dr. Jameson will be visiting with campus groups and classes throughout the day.

Dr. Jameson is a nationally recognized speaker and will address the growing issue of: Why there a growing disconnect between the people who raise food and those who consume it.  Dr. Jameson provides a completely new concept of how animal agriculture needs to promote their industry.  Dr. Jamison's keynote will address the intense conflict in Animal Agriculture in the United States regarding the proper role and treatment of animals. Most analysis of these issues involves physiological, behavioral and economical impacts. However, this is boiled down to what is determined socially and politically acceptable by two competing worldviews. Dr. Jamison's seminar presents information on the conflicting views between the two sides on the idea of consumptive use for livestock, the tactics of animal rights groups, and how the industry can use these tactics to redefine their image.

Dr. Jameson will be available for phone interviews before the presentation as well as interviews during his visit.  For more information and to arrange an interview, please contact Dr. Bob Thaler, SDSU Extension Swine Specialist, at 605-688-5435 or Robert.Thaler@SDSTATE.EDU


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