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Animals in Wars & Disasters Symposium

  • 3 Sep 2022
  • 4 Sep 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 3 Sep 2022, 15:00 20:00 (BST)
  • 4 Sep 2022, 15:00 20:00 (BST)
  • Online Via Zoom & YouTube Live Stream


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The first symposium organised by the Think Tank on Animals and Biodiversity programme on Animals in Wars and Disasters will take place on 3 and 4 September 2022, from 3pm to 8pm BST. 

The “Animals in Wars & Disasters” symposium aims to address the plight and the inconsistencies in the prevention, protection, and rescue of non-human animals from wars, and natural and anthropogenic disasters. Untold numbers of them go unseen in these tragedies, while so many lives and communities perish in silenced suffering. International humanitarian law still ignores wild animal communities and their habitats, as well as the diverse categories of domestic animals, that need to be spared from hostilities. In the meantime, the international community as a whole does not yet seem ready to respond to the urgency of the accelerating and intensifying climate crisis that directly threatens wild animals and their habitats first and foremost, while not sparing domesticated animals trapped in most production systems.

This symposium’s objective is to critically learn from past cases and apply current knowledge to better respond to the challenges of the present, which continues to show us that war is not behind us, and of the future, which climate issues are more pressing than ever. The interests of other animals, as sentient beings, and their subjective experience must be considered at all times and reflected in policies dealing with their protection from warfare and disasters. This two-day event will showcase international research related to Animals in Wars & Disasters via live presentations in both English and Spanish and related discussions. We aim to make a live interpretation available during the event and will apply subtitles to the recordings, publicly accessible for replay on the Global Research Network's YouTube channel.

Book your seat now to take part in this unique event on ZOOM: a certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants. It will also be broadcast live on YouTube. We look forward to engaging with you on these critically important issues in terms of animal policy change!


El Simposio sobre "Animales en Guerras y Desastres" tiene por objeto hacer frente al sufrimiento y las incoherencias en la prevención, protección y rescate de animales no humanos en guerras y desastres naturales y antropogénicos.

Nuestro objetivo es aprender de forma crítica de los casos que han sucedido en el pasado y aplicar los conocimientos actuales para responder mejor a los retos del presente, los cuales siguen mostrándonos que la guerra no ha quedado atrás, y del futuro, en el que los desafíos climáticos son más graves y urgentes que nunca.

Este simposio de dos días presentará la investigación internacional relacionada con los animales en las guerras y los desastres a través de presentaciones en vivo tanto en inglés como en español y debates relacionados. Tratamos de ofrecer interpretación en vivo de las presentaciones por parte de intérpretes voluntarios. Las grabaciones del simposio incluirán subtítulos y estarán disponibles para su reproducción en el canal de YouTube de la Global Research Network (GRN).

Regístrese para participar en este evento a través de ZOOM: se entregará un certificado de asistencia a los participantes. También se retransmitirá en directo por YouTube. Contamos con su participación en estos asuntos de importancia crítica para el cambio de políticas relacionadas con los animales.

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