Rethinking Animals Summit 2017

Dear FriendsNew York

I was recently asked to speak at an amazing event held in New York City, by the incredible Bonnie Wyper and the Thinking Animals United team, and supported by the Arcus Foundation.

The meeting covered an extraordinary range of issues including ‘The Threat to Human Health’; ‘The Threat to Global Security’; ‘The Threat to the World Economy’; ‘The Threat to Environmental Sustainability’; ‘Business for Sustainable Solutions’; ‘Biodesigning Our Future’; and ‘Tapping the Global Citizen’.

Speakers included Dr Paula Kahumbu (Wildlife Direct), Carter and Olivia Ries (One More Generation), Ayshar Akhtar, Crawford Allen (TRAFFIC), Philip Lymbery (Compassion in World farming), Mary Rice (Environmental Investigation Agency), Jeremy Coller (Coller Capital), Jane Lawton (The B-Team), Mike Korchinsky (Wildlife Works), Philip Ross (Mycoworks), Stephan Bognar, James Deutsch (Vulcan Philanthropy), and Annette Lanjouw (The Arcus Foundation).

I was honoured to join a panel moderated by the visionary Steven M Wise, President of the Non-Human Rights Project, to discuss ‘The Threat to Our Happiness’ together with the Reverend Fletcher harper and Beth Allgood from IFAW.

It was all totally fascinating and, I understand, the proceedings were filmed and will be made available in the future. In the meantime, if you are interested, you can download an extended version of my speech here.

Blogging off!

Will

PS Make yourself happy by reading about the lions Nelson and Ciam, and their journey home to Africa

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