The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

Professor Bernie Rollins

Autumn 2011 - Debate on animal welfare and ethics.

Bernie Rollins lecture

Autumn 2011

Professor Rollins encourages staff and students to enter into an open discussion on animal welfare issues in 2011. Please click on the link to hear the audio of discussions concerning how the last 50 years has seen a huge change in social and ethical standards and how he has tried to change the thoughts and ideas of scientists, with regards to animal ethics.

Recorded on Tuesday 8th November 2011.

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Bernie Rollin's scholarly interests include both traditional philosophy and applied philosophy, and has a particular interest in animal welfare.

In addition to numerous articles in the history of philosophy, philosophy of language, ethics and bioethics, he is the author of:

  • Natural and Conventional Meaning (1976)
  • Animal Rights and Human Morality (1981, 1993 & 2006
  • The Unheeded Cry: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain and Scientific Change (1988 &1998)
  • Farm Animal Welfare (1995)
  • The Frankenstein Syndrome (1995)
  • Science and Ethics (2006)
  • Putting the Horse Before Descartes (2011)

He has edited a two volume The Experimental Animal in Biomedical Research (1989 & 1995).

He is one of the leading scholars in animal rights and animal consciousness and has lectured over 1500 times all over the world. He is a weight-lifter, horseman, and motorcyclist.