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Animal ethics professor offers advice to beef industry

Amanda Nolz

Photo courtesy Kelly Bruns, SDSUA crowd of nearly 300 beef producers and students gathered for Dr. Bernie Rollin's lecture

If ever there was an opportunity to learn about beef production from a different point of view, it was when Dr. Bernie Rollin, an animal ethics professor and philosopher from Colorado State University, pulled into Brookings, SD on Nov. 16, 2009 to speak on the South Dakota State University campus. A crowd of nearly 300 beef producers and students gathered for his lecture, which criticized many areas of animal agriculture production, while giving cheers to beef cattle producers for their commitment to animal husbandry practices.

Dr. Rollin is a leading scholar and pioneer in animal rights and animal consciousness and has lectured over a thousand times all over the world, including to nearly 16,000 cattle producers. Rollin hails from Brooklyn, NY, and he moved to the Midwest to study philosophy and animals. He was on the board for a PEW Commission, in the first examination of animal confinement practices and industrial agriculture. At first, his audience was unsure of Rollin’s allegiance, but by the end of his lecture, there wasn’t a doubt that he was a true champion for the beef cattle industry.

If ever there was an opportunity to learn about beef production from a different point of view, it was when Dr. Bernie Rollin, an animal ethics professor and philosopher from Colorado State University, pulled into Brookings, SD on Nov. 16, 2009 to speak on the South Dakota State University campus. A crowd of nearly 300 beef producers and students gathered for his lecture, which criticized many areas of animal agriculture production, while giving cheers to beef cattle producers for their commitment to animal husbandry practices.

Dr. Rollin is a leading scholar and pioneer in animal rights and animal consciousness and has lectured over a thousand times all over the world, including to nearly 16,000 cattle producers. Rollin hails from Brooklyn, NY, and he moved to the Midwest to study philosophy and animals. He was on the board for a PEW Commission, in the first examination of animal confinement practices and industrial agriculture. At first, his audience was unsure of Rollin’s allegiance, but by the end of his lecture, there wasn’t a doubt that he was a true champion for the beef cattle industry.

If ever there was an opportunity to learn about beef production from a different point of view, it was when Dr. Bernie Rollin, an animal ethics professor and philosopher from Colorado State University, pulled into Brookings, SD on Nov. 16, 2009 to speak on the South Dakota State University campus. A crowd of nearly 300 beef producers and students gathered for his lecture, which criticized many areas of animal agriculture production, while giving cheers to beef cattle producers for their commitment to animal husbandry practices.

Dr. Rollin is a leading scholar and pioneer in animal rights and animal consciousness and has lectured over a thousand times all over the world, including to nearly 16,000 cattle producers. Rollin hails from Brooklyn, NY, and he moved to the Midwest to study philosophy and animals. He was on the board for a PEW Commission, in the first examination of animal confinement practices and industrial agriculture. At first, his audience was unsure of Rollin’s allegiance, but by the end of his lecture, there wasn’t a doubt that he was a true champion for the beef cattle industry.