We're very pleased to announce that Dr Rod Bennison, CEO of Minding Animals International, will be opening the Year of the Bird exhibition on Saturday 23rd February, 2013, at around 3.30pm.
Here's some more information about Dr Bennison and his work with Minding Animals, including information about an upcoming conference in India:
'Dr Rod Bennison is the CEO of Minding Animals International. An environmentalist and animal advocate for over 30 years, he has worked for many organisations in both a paid and voluntary capacity. He has also dabbled in academia, as well as in politics and has worked for several NSW Parliamentarians and Senators. Currently, beyond his international commitments to Minding Animals and other organisations dedicated to animal protection, he is the Environmental Manager for a major engineering and environmental consultancy business based in the Hunter Valley. He also has an ongoing passion for rescuing and adopting greyhounds.
As an Animal Studies scholar, his main interests lie within the field of compassionate conservation, specifically within an environmentalist framework that he outlined over the years as Ecological Inclusion. Ecological Inclusion, as Rod has outlined, is a concept that seeks to protect as much of the natural environment as possible whilst at the same time protecting all individuals within the environment.