Saturday, 16 February 2013

Minding Animals CEO to open exhibition!

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.

The next Minding Animals International Conference will be held in Dehli, India, from 14 to 20 January, 2015. Just like the first conference held in Newcastle in Australia, and the second held in Utrecht in the Netherlands, the third conference promises to be even bigger and more ground-breaking, this time focussing on wildlife. If you love animals or just know that we should afford greater respect and compassion to our fellow Earth citizens, we would like to welcome you to the conference to discuss the human nonhuman animal inter-relationship, animal protection and the future of our planet'.