Special Interactive Public Session on
The Rights of Nonhuman Species (9th Feb, JNU)
as part of the
National Capacity Building Workshop
You are invited to
a discussion on the rights of nonhuman species whose mass annihilation during disasters such as fire, floods, earthquakes, landslides and hurricanes etc. Whatever happened in Kaziranga and whatever keeps happenning in the recurrent floods in Bihar in known to all.......................
There is no reason to ask, what justifies the need for this policy since nonhuman species share this earth with the stronger species 'human' as their intrinsic right.There is no exaggerated emotion to be discussing this theme as a core policy area for the government.
However, several hurdles have to be crossed in this debate, such as human intransigence, greed, tenaciousness, ignorance and insensitivity. Large human communities are interdependent upon nonhuman species for livelihood, for employment and for emotional needs. Many Asian religions treat them at par with human beings. Then why this absence of a holistic policy for protecting them in disaster studies ?
PLEASE PARTICIPATE AS THE PROCEEDINGS WOULD BE SENT TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR INCLUSION IN THE
Disaster Management Act 2005
“RACING EXTINCTION” FILM BY OSCAR WINNER LOUISE PSIHOYOS
( IPS, Former Member NDMA)
& World Animal Rescue
Programme: 10:00AM -1:15PM
Venue: Old CRS Building Mini Audi (entrance from Aruan Asaf Ali Marg Gate opposite Vastu Kala Academy.
FOLLOWED BY LUNCH