March 31, 2023

Inaugural Annual Animal Rights Law Lecture

Cambridge , United Kingdom

Join The Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law on Friday 31 March 2023 at the Cambridge Faculty of Law from 4.00 – 5.30 pm for our Centre's inaugural annual Animal Rights Law Lecture. The Lecture will be followed by a complimentary drinks reception in the Lower Ground Atrium from 5.30 – 6.30 pm, with the opportunity for book signing.

The Lecture will be delivered by Professor Frans de Waal and will be on the topic "Animal Emotions and Animal Rights Law".

Frans de Waal is C. H. Candler Professor Emeritus at Emory University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Utrecht University. He is a biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behaviour and social intelligence of primates. His scientific work has been published in journals such as Science, Nature, Scientific American, and outlets specialised in animal behaviour. His popular books – translated into 20+ languages – have made him one of the world's most visible primatologists. His latest books are Mama's Last Hug(Norton, 2019) and Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist(Norton, 2022). In 2007, Time declared him one of The World's 100 Most Influential People Today.

The lecture theme will be emotions in animals, where increasing understanding provides further evidence for the concept that animals and humans are on a single continuum, and therefore supports the proposition that many of the fundamental legal distinctions between animals and humans need to be rethought.