Monday, January 10, 2011

Sat, Jan 15: Live Chat with Animal Rights Ethicist David Sztybel

Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism

A message to all members of Animal Rights Zone

ARZone is pleased to announce Dr. David Sztybel Ph.D., as this week’s Live Chat Guest.
David is a Canadian ethicist who specialises in animal ethics. He has been an animal rights activist formore than 22 years.
David has attained his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1994-2000) as well as his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1992-94) his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1986-91) and a B. Ed. in English and Social Studies from the University of Toronto (2005-2006)
David has published numerous articles pertaining to the liberation of all sentient beings and has lectured at the University of Toronto, Queen's University, and Brock University.
David has developed a new theory of animal rights which he terms "best caring," as outlined in "The Rights of Animal Persons.”
Criticizing conventional theories of rights, based in intuition, traditionalism or common sense,compassion, Immanuel Kant's theory, John Rawls' theory, and Alan Gewirth's theory, David devises a new theory of rights for human and nonhuman animals.
David also maintains his blog site at
David welcomes the chance to take questions from ARZone members this weekend in regards to his philosophies and theories, his position on animal rights, and much more.
 This is an event for which questions must be registered with ARZone prior to the day, and may be done by emailing
ARZone is supportive of rational discourse and aimto provoke intelligent dialogue by presenting a diversity of guests to ourmembers from the animal advocacy community.

2pm -- Sat 15th-- Pacific Time
3pm -- Sat 15th-- Mountain Time
4pm -- Sat 15th-- Central Time
5pm -- Sat 15th.-- Eastern Time

10pm -- Sat 15th -- UK Time

8am -- Sun 16th -- Australian Eastern StandardTime

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