Jo Dirix is a Belgian animal and human rights activist. He obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy and moral sciences. In his dissertation he focused on the ethical dimensions of the Climate Breakdown. Jo is a teacher trainer in humanist morals at the university college in his province. He is the secretary for Veganova, a coordinator for animal rights organization Bite Back and he volunteers for Forrest & Friends, animal sanctuary in Belgium.
Are you a climate vegan?
Climate Breakdown and environmental problems in general will hurt human and non-human animals alike. When thinking about veganism and, more broadly, about the intersection of environmental issues. Eco systems and our environment seem to be considered of secondary importance. Indeed, the lives of individual animals seem to trump the sustainability of ecosystems.
This presentation will argue that the reasons for which we are compelled towards veganism warrant an eco-friendly lifestyle. Furthermore, it will attempt to show that the mentioned dichotomy between animals and ecosystems is of little regard when considering the ethical stances that lead us to veganism.
Jo will appear on both days, giving his talk as well as being part of a panel.