Natalia Doran

Natalia Doran

Natalia Doran combines looking after two of her children who are young adults with autism with private study of philosophy and work in animal rescue and protection. Natalia lives in London and, together with her son Jonny, runs Urban Squirrels, a wildlife unit that specialises in grey squirrel rescue and advocacy. She also serves on the council that runs the national animal protection organisation Animal Aid. Natalia is a regular speaker at vegan and animal charity events and academic conferences.

Sunday
1:30 - 2:00

Humans and Wildlife; Relationship Status: It's Complicated

Natalia Doran combines looking after two of her children who are young adults with autism with private study of philosophy and work in animal rescue and protection. Natalia runs London’s grey squirrel rescue and advocacy organization, Urban Squirrels. 

The speaker will make use of her private study of philosophy and her practical experience of anti-cull campaigning (as a council member for Animal Aid and the founder of Urban Squirrels) and attempt to create an ethical framework for the discussion of our relationship with wildlife, a framework within which answers to these, as well as other questions can be explored.

During her talk Natalia will be discussing whether or not we have a moral duty to manage the environment; why there is so little cooperation between conservationists and animal rights activists; and whether death is a welfare issue.

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