Love this, Monique!
Last August 15, 2014, our class attended the Philosophy Big Lectures: Animal Advocacies. I did not expect the talks to be so inspiring, interesting, and spiritually-moving; the fact that they were concerned on animals caught my attention. After the talks, I found myself wanting to volunteer at the nearest animal shelter. The three talks were meant to raise awareness on animals and how we must change our views on them—if ever we see them in a cruel way.
The first talk was entitled “Beauty in the Beasts: Philosophy & Images of Animal Cruelty” by Ms. Laureen Velasco. She emphasized on how animals were used in blood sports like dogfighting, fashion and accessories (animal fur), as laborers which were…
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