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Founder of Responsible Policies for Animals to discuss animal liberation

David Cantor to speak at Moravian College on September 26

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)— David Cantor, founder of Responsible Policies for Animals (RPA) will present a talk on animal liberation at Moravian College on Friday, September 26, at 12:50 p.m., Prosser Auditorium in the HUB. His talk is sponsored by the Philosophy Department at Moravian College.

After earning his graduate degree in writing and literature and teaching in universities for several years, David Cantor worked from 1989 to 1996 at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Washington, D.C. As PETA’s senior researcher, he advanced many major anti-animal-abuse efforts and advised many people on humane ways of living with wildlife. He then served as director of special projects at the American Anti-Vivisection Society, in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and in 1998 he became a consultant to national animal protection organizations, working for several concurrently in many different capacities.

In November 2002, Cantor incorporated Responsible Policies for Animals, Inc. (RPA), which in 2003 became a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization. RPA specializes in showing influential people and institutions how to implement responsible policies for animals that are also responsible policies for ecosystems and human beings. As RPA’s executive director, Cantor launched the organization’s first program in 2003: 10,000 Years Is Enough, aimed at ending universities’ teaching of animal agriculture. The campaign has received university, industry, and popular press coverage and many university responses.

His articles on animal protection have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Business & Society Review, The American School Board Journal, The Animals’ Agenda, and many other publications; his letters, in Time magazine, E: The Environmental Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, and many others. He wrote the chapter “Items of Property” in The Great Ape Project (1994), co-edited by Peter Singer and published in several languages. Two of his articles are included in A Primer on Animal Rights (2002), edited by Kim W. Stallwood. His background and work are profiled in Charles Patterson’s Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust (2002). He has given presentations at government hearings, colleges, schools, civic- and religious-organization meetings, and elsewhere.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. For more information call (610) 861-1491 or visit the web site at www.moravian.edu.