Monday, November 16, 2009

Tofurkey Day

Save the turkeys, the planet and your health, try a:

And for a delicious vegan Thanksgiving sample, visit in J Walter Wilson on Thursday, Nov. 19th from 11 to 2!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

BDH article: Peter Singer

Ethicist challenges man-animal 'speciesism'

Thank you to everyone who helped organize the event and to those who attended the lecture, making this a great success and an inspiring event!

Great thanks Professor Singer!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Peter Singer at Brown

Peter Singer is one of the most prominent and influential living philosophers, and the leading academic on the topic of animal ethics. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

We are preparing to bring Professor Singer to Brown for a major speaking event on Tuesday, November 3. If you are interested in helping support or plan the event, please contact

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Conversation Continues

The Animal Liberation Project exhibit has moved on from Brown, leaving lots of great discussion in its wake. Adding to the conversation is Robert Black's thoughtful letter in the Brown Daily Herald:

Letter: Animals are people, too
(titled "Animals just might be people, too" as submitted)

A big thanks to Adrianne and Courtney from peta2, and everyone else who helped with the exhibit or stopped by for a chat!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

BDH article

Thanks to the Brown Daily Herald for further coverage of the Animal Liberation Project! Here is the latest article:

Animal Rights Activists Take to the Main Green

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BDH Editorial: Animal wrongs?

The editorial board of the Brown Daily Herald has written an editorial about the Animal Liberation Project exhibit. Check it out:

"...BARC and PETA members went to great pains to explain that their intent was raising questions about our use of animals rather than establishing moral equivalence. The polite and intellectual manner in which they addressed even hard questions demonstrated that the exhibit, rather than being an exercise in sloppy moralizing, was intended as a serious reflection on animals in modern society..."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Liberation: A project by peta2

Monday Sept 28- Thursday Oct 1, 10am-4pm
Main Green: across from Wilson hall
Closing discussion Thursday Oct 1, 6:30pm Wilson 102

This exhibit looks back at history to show how we justified the abuse of humans in the past and continue to justify cruelty to animals today.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First meeting of the year!

where: Wilson 105
when: Wed Sept. 16th at 7pm
why: because we care about the animals, the environment and our health

We'd love to see you there and hear your ideas

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Students for Animal Rights

If you haven't already, check out Students for Animal Rights and their blog! StAR is a coalition of student animal rights groups (including BARC), and does a great job of encouraging communication and collaboration among passionate young people regarding a range of animal rights issues.

BARC may take a vacation over the summer, but there is always something going on with StAR!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Delicate Balance

On Friday, May 1, BARC is hosting a screening of the recent documentary film A Delicate Balance. The film talks about how our food choices affect our health and the environment, and the director will be here for a Q&A session after the film!

Friday, May 1 at 4pm
Wilson Hall, Room 101

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Brown researchers help save animals from labs

Kudos to Brown University researchers and their efforts to reduce the need for animals in the laboratory! Please follow the link below to read the full article from the Boston Globe:

Are the lab rat's days numbered?

"Bioengineers are striving to topple a scientific icon: the lowly lab mouse. And to replace bunnies, beagles, and other warm-blooded animals with insentient but biologically sophisticated substitutes.

At Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other research centers, new efforts to build complex living "microtissues" from cultured cells represent some of the most promising progress toward reducing the need for laboratory creatures..."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Save the Human!

It's finally starting to feel like Spring in Providence, and Earth Day is right around the corner. In addition to all of the animals we can save by choosing to eat a meatless diet, don't forget that vegetarian or vegan eating is in the best interest of everyone on this planet - - and that means humans, too!

Check out this video for a refreshing perspective:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Meatout details

We have determined a time and location for our upcoming Meatout potluck:

Thursday, March 19
5:30-7:30pm in South Wayland Lounge

There should be lots of great veg food, and we hope to see you there!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Upcoming Events: Earthlings and Meatout

We'd like to announce dates for two great events coming up in March:

Earthlings film screening
Tuesday, March 17
8pm in Wilson 102

Earthlings is an award-winning documentary about mankind's dependence on animals for pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research. Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, it is one of the most powerful and informative films about animals. Please encourage friends to come see Earthlings!

Meatout Vegetarian Potluck
Thursday, March 19
(time/location TBA)

Meatout is a worldwide annual event celebrating vegetarian eating, and BARC will be representing Rhode Island with a vegetarian/vegan potluck for the second year in a row. We'd love for you to bring a dish to share, but we emphasize that everyone is more than welcome to join us regardless of whether you are able to bring anything.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Semester

Hi everyone!

BARC will be having our first meeting of the semes
ter at 8pm on Wednesday in Wilson 303. Please note the time and room change from last semester.

We'll discuss plans for the semester (bring ideas!) and will introduce new leadership opportunities so that more people can get involved. Our meetings will be only every other week (roughly) this semester, so they will obviously be at least twice as productive and twice as exhilarating.

Also of importance: