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Animals Should Be Off the Menu

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On Tuesday 20 March, the Intelligence Squared series of debates kicks off with a look at the ethics of eating meat. Six speakers will divide into two teams to speak for and against the proposition, ‘Animals Should Be Off the Menu’. Join us as we debate the ethics of the flesh.

Speaking for the proposition are Peter Singer, Philip Wollen and Veronica Ridge; against it, Adrian Richardson, Fiona Chambers and Bruce McGregor.

Tweet at this event: #IQ2Animals

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Bruce McGregor

Bruce McGregor is an animal scientist with international standing in his fields of animal production science. His voluntary community environmental work has been acknowledged with a Centenary of Federation Medal. Bruce works at Deakin University, undertaking research into improving the nutritional m... Read more

Philip Wollen

Philip was vice president of Citibank, specialising in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. At age 34, he was rated by Australian Business Magazine in their Top 40 Australian head-hunted executives. At age 40, he witnessed cruelty on such a colossal scale that it affected him profoundly. He ... Read more

Veronica Ridge

Veronica Ridge is an award-winning writer and editor, and co-founder of the Issimo publishing platform. She has held leading roles with major metropolitan newspapers, including senior editor of the Saturday Age and Sunday Age during 25 years at Fairfax Media. During her time as editor of Epicu... Read more

Fiona Chambers

Fiona Chambers is a lecturer at Marcus Oldham Agricultural College in Geelong. She holds a Diploma of Applied Science in agriculture, specialising in animal health, nutrition and genetics and is undertaking a Master of Animal Breeding Management at Sydney University. Fiona has farmed organically at ... Read more

Adrian Richardson

Adrian Richardson is head chef at Melbourne’s La Luna Bistro and a co-host of Ten’s Good Chef Bad Chef programme. For many people air travel and good food are two mutually exclusive experiences. But for Richardson it was one that led him to the other. Thankfully for Melbourne gastronomes his dre... Read more

Peter Singer

Peter Singer is a philosopher and author of over 25 books on ethics. He is best known for Animal Liberation, widely credited with starting the animal rights movement. Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946 and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He h... Read more

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Melbourne Town Hall

90-120 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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