Animals in zoos, live animal mascots, service animals, pets, animal food products, and cultured tissues for meat: topics that have stirred national controversy, triggered demonstrations, instigated fundraising campaigns, and elicited mixed reactions on university campuses. The LSU Faculty Senate, the LSU Office of Academic Affairs, and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine invite both the public and the LSU community to join us for “Animals in Society,” featuring vigorous discussion of these challenging public issues. The forum will consist of brief presentations by national and local experts in human- animal interactions followed by audience questions. Exploring all aspects of this topic, from fundamental ethical issues to the keeping of live mascots to the role and needs of companion animals to the use of livestock for food, the forum will give everyone a unique opportunity to interface with the experts about all facets of animal-society interactions!
Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm