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Prof. Priscilla Cohn Live Guest Chat

Professor Priscilla Cohn LIve Guest Chat 

Professor Priscilla Cohn is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, Associate Director of the Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and co-editor of the Journal of Animal Ethics, jointly edited by the Reverand Professor Andrew Linzey.

Priscilla has taught philosophy for more than 35 years, and has written on other animals, environmental issues, and ethical problems, as well as other issues, publishing in both Spanish and English. She has also pioneered courses in animal ethics and lectured on five continents.

For three years (1990-93) she was Director of the Summer School Course in animal rights at Complutense University (Madrid), which were the first courses of their kind in Spain. She also taught at the Graduate School Course on Applied Ethics at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1991.

One of Priscilla’s books, Etica aplicada (Applied Ethics, 1981), written with Jose Ferrater Mora, contained the first essay on animal rights published in Spain.

Priscilla has published 7 books, including Contraception in Wildlife, Book 1., in 1996 and Ethics and Wildlife in 1999.

Her interest in wildlife is reflected in her own work as the founder and director of Pity not cruelty/ Piedad no crueldad (PNC Inc) – a nonprofit animal advocacy foundation that organized the first international conference on contraception in wildlife in the USA, and initiated and funded the first PZP fertility control study on white tailed deer.

She has been a board member of the Fund for Animals and Humane USA.

Priscilla welcomes the opportunity to engage ARZone members this weekend on a range of topics, including her comprehensive literary work, her passion for wildlife, her other extensive advocacy work, and her philosophies in general.

ARZone is supportive of education, critical thinking, rational discourse, and aims to provoke intelligent dialogue about issues that most concern members of the animal advocacy movement.

ARZone does not endorse or promote the views of its guests and forum participants; ARZone does endorse and promote creative education efforts.

This is an event for which questions must be submitted to ARZone prior to Midnight GMT, Wednesday 5 October via email to

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Last updated by Carolyn Bailey Dec 13, 2011.


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