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Animal ethicist Bernard Rollin April 8

April 8, 2011

Spend an afternoon with Bernard Rollin, Ph.D., a Colorado State Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and renowned bio-ethicist. Rollin will be giving a reading from his book and then Lindy Lu, a mule belonging to a CSU veterinary clinician, will be offering "signature" hoof prints and photo-ops to guests.

Friday, April 8
3-5 p.m.
Morgan Library

Colorado State University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and University bio-ethicist, Bernard E. Rollin will give a reading from Putting the Horse before Descartes: My Life’s Work on Behalf of Animals.

Refreshments and a book signing will follow. 

Event schedule

3:15 p.m. - Welcome by Dr. Bill Farland, Vice President for Research; Prof. Janet Bishop, Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections

3:30 pm. - Reading and Q & A session with Bernard Rollin, Ph.D., author

4:15 p.m. - Dr. Sue VandeWoude, Director of Laboratory of Animal Resources; Reception and book signing immediately following the presentation

4:30 p.m. - Lindy Lu, Dr. Lynne Kesel's mule, will be on site (on the pedway east of Morgan Library) to provide her "signature" hoof print along with the book.  Lindy Lu also will be taking pictures with guests.  

Book review by U.S. Humane Society

Putting the Horse before Descartes is ultimately much more than a memoir. Rollin not only provides a wide-ranging discussion of ethical issues in numerous settings but also testifies to the myriad ways that people of good conscience accept their ethical responsibility with regard to animals.

"In this accessible and engaging book, Bernie Rollin reveals his quite extraordinary footprint on the modern animal welfare movement. He is an academic but also a pragmatist, and he applies his understanding of animal issues and human nature to achieve some pretty great successes for the cause."

~ Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer, The Humane Society of the United States

Event contacts

Please contact Margaret Saldaňa, margaret.saldaň, (970) 491-7194, or Jane Barber,, (970) 491-5712, for more information.

Contact: Margaret Saldana
Phone: (970) 491-7194