HARN Patron Michael Kirby speaks on animal rights

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, is the Patron of HARN: Human Animal Research Network, a research network coordinated by Dr Fiona Probyn-Rapsey from SOPHI’s Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.

In a recent interview on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program, Michael Kirby spoke about the announcement of his role as Patron of Voiceless: The Animal protection Institute.

He said that animal protection is an idea whose ‘time has come’ and that at Universities this is ‘a very big issue amongst young people… more people are thinking about this now’. He pointed out that ‘corporatisation of animal killing needs to be reconciled to the fact that animals are sentient beings and they suffer pain and fear’. HARN: Human Animal Research Network, is delighted to have The Hon Michael Kirby as its Patron.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Download the podcast of Michael Kirby’s interview
Fiona Probyn-Rapsey fiona.probyn-rapsey@sydney.edu.au
HARN website

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