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Latest News

CAF President Tom Regan Speaks Around the World
Tom's book, The Case for Animal Rights,was published in a French edition in 2013. In December of that year he presented a lecture in Istanbul, Turkey, sponsored by the Party for the Animals, in the Netherlands, entitled "Animal Rights: What They Are and Why They Matter." He gave this same lecture as the keynote address to an audience of over 600 in Taiwan in April of 2014.

CAF Board Member Presents Paper and Publishes New Book
Gary Comstock presented a paper on scientific experiments claiming to show that animals engage in "meta-cognition," the act of thinking about one's own thoughts, at the 65th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference at Pacific University, Oct. 5, 2013. He also gave several talks on his new book, Research Ethics: A Philosophical Guide to the Responsible Conduct of Research (Cambridge University Press, 2013). The book includes a chapter on the ethics of the use of animals in research. The talks were at the 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity in Montreal, May 6, 2013; the Association for Moral Education in Montreal, Oct. 25, 2013; and theAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics in Jacksonville, February 28, 2014.

CAF Board Member Speaks Around The Country
Mylan Engel Jr. presented his paper “Fishy Reasoning: Rethinking the Ethics of Eating Fish” at the Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, in Boulder, Colorado in August 2013. During October 2013 he presented this paper at Vanderbilt University and at Northern Illinois University. He will be presenting this paper at the Bled Ethics Conference in Bled, Slovenia in the summer of 2014. In addition, he presented “Simplifying the Moral Case for Veganism” at the 2013 Vegetarian Summerfest in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in July 2013; and he presented “Eating Meat: Right or Wrong? You Decide” at Marquette University in September 2013.


CAF Board Member, Martin Rowe, Publishes New AR Titles

Martin Rowe, publisher at Lantern Books, had a busy 2013, in which his company issued a number of AR titles, including Veganomics by Nick Cooney, Changing the Game by Norm Phelps, Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger by Sherry Kolb, Defiant Daughters edited by Kara Davis and Wendy Lee, and We Animals by CAF grantee Jo-Anne McArthur. Martin also authored two monographs in Lantern's newly launched {bio}graphies series: The Polar Bear in the Zoo: A Speculation and The Elephants in the Room: An Excavation. When he wasn't running his company, he was finding company in running, co-authoring Lifelong Running with pioneering athlete Ruth Heidrich and completing the Boston, New York, and Brooklyn marathons.


CAF Board Member, Mia MacDonald, Produces New Film

Mia MacDonald is the executive director and founder of Brighter Green, a public policy action tank based in New York that works at the intersection of environment, animals, and global sustainability. Among Brighter Green’s recent projects are “What’s For Dinner?”, a half-hour documentary exploring the effects of rising meat consumption and growing industrialization of animal agriculture in the lives of a number of people in China—a retired collective pig farm worker, a vegan musician-activist, and a young entrepreneur. The film screened at the 2014 Washington, DC Environmental Film Festival, the largest environmental film fest in the U.S., and is about to make its debut in China with screenings in Beijing and Shanghai. Also out in 2014, a policy paper charting the consequences of the export of “Big Dairy” (dairy CAFOs and products) across Asia. Mia writes for the Huffington Post and Civl Eats, has taught in the environmental studies program at New York University, and when not behind her computer likes to travel and draw.



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