Are Animal Rights Islamic?

Talk

Mosaic Tile Panel, Iran, 1475-1500

WHEN April 9, 2017
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

In recent years, worldwide attention to the protection of animals has risen dramatically. Unlike the global movement for human rights, the animal rights movement has remained confined within particular countries, or regional groupings, operating without the guidance of an international framework or generally agreed upon principles. In this decentralized system of animal rights protection, the influences of religion, culture, and history have a substantial impact on the well-being of animals. This talk considers the influence of the Muslim world on this movement, the role that it might play in its future, and addresses the fundamental question: Are animal rights Islamic? 

Speakers
Kristen Stilt, Professor of Law; Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Programs, Harvard University

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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