Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance Updates


CARA’s final installment of our Ocean Life series will be co-sponsored with the Case Animal Rights & Ethics Society (CARES). We’ll be hosting a free presentation on the Case campus with internationally-known animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe. Learn about the inner lives of fishes as Balcombe shares his eye-opening presentation on fish sentience, cognition and social behavior.

Fishes are routinely dismissed as primitive vertebrates and commonly denied even the capacity to think or feel anything. But new discoveries belie these prejudices. Drawing on compelling scientific studies and intriguing observations, Balcombe shows that fishes are not primitive at all, and that they in fact lead rich social and cognitive lives.

Animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe (a feautured writer in last month's Healthy and Humane) is a passionate advocate for animals and their living spaces. His best-selling books Pleasurable Kingdom and Second Nature, and his recently-released pictorial book The Exultant Ark, present animals in a new light and presage a revolution in the human-animal relationship. A PhD scientist and vegan, Balcombe’s dynamic message resonates with timely issues that affect everyone, including climate change, biodiversity, and personal health. He has given invited presentations on six continents and is currently at work on a new book about the inner lives of fishes titled After Meat.

Event will take place inside CWRU's Thwing Center, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106 (Excelsior Ballroom – 2nd Floor)

(An underground parking facility serves both Severance Hall and the Thwing Center and may be accessed from East Blvd. After parking, take the Thwing Center stairs or elevator to ground level and enter Thwing Center, which will be the red brick building to your right.)

Complimentary vegan snacks will be provided at this event.

For more information about Jonathan Balcombe, visit his website:

To connect with the Case Animal Rights & Ethics Society, find them on Facebook CARA would also like the following information provided to our readers, and we support this endeavor wholheartedly. What: "Hope for the Horses: A Frolic for Freedom Derby Day Benefit for Chenoa Manor Sanctuary" Where: Tri-C Hospitality Center on Public Square When: Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00pm Price: $50 includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and a mint julep from Pura Vida (Cash Bar available).  Tickets will be available through the website, Join Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance as we come together to raise funds to help horses who have been victims of the horse racing industry (as well as many other farmed animals). Chenoa Manor in Pennsylvania is a sanctuary that practices vegan values and has taken in several horses who have been exploited by the horse racing industry as well as the laboratory research industry. ************************ Here's the CARA recommended reading list too! In honor of Earth Day this month, the Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance recommends the following reading list for furthering our knowledge of the strong link between our diet and its effect on the environment and climate change: "This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology" by Will Anderson "Comfortably Unaware: What We Choose to Eat Is Killing Us and Our Planet" by Richard A. Oppenlander "Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat" by Howard Lyman "Growing Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques" by Jenny Hall & Iain Tolhurst  "An Unnatural Order Roots of our Destruction of Nature" by Jim Mason Thank you to all CARA and CARES members for all of their efforts in educating Cleveland.

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Volume 1, Issue 3, Posted 5:48 PM, 04.10.2013