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Lecture addresses ethical use and ownership of animals

Oct. 3, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- An expert on dog breeding and competition will be on the Western Michigan University campus next week to deliver a presentation about the ethical issues surrounding animal use and ownership.

Wayne Cavanaugh, president of the United Kennel Club, will present "The Ethical Boundaries of Animal Use and Ownership in America," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Room 213 of the Bernhard Center. Part of the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Presentation Series, his lecture will address the conflicting cultural norms, socio-demographics, and religious values surrounding animal breeding and ownership.

Cavanaugh serves as a co-host of the Animal Planet's "National Dog Championships" television series, and for the Crufts Dog Show, the world's largest dog show in Birmingham, England. He has also been seen on a variety of dog competitions carried by the ESPN, Fox and Outdoor Life networks. He is currently president and owner of the United Kennel Club, the nation's second largest and second oldest all-breed dog registry in the nation. The organization's headquarters is in Kalamazoo.

For more information about the event, contact the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at (269) 387-4397.

Media contact: Matt Gerard, 269 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu

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