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Ron Kagan feeding giraffeThe campus community is invited to hear Detroit Zoo CEO Ron Kagan speak to a class in “Animals for sport and entertainment” on Wednesday, March 5.

Class to hear from zoo director

The campus community is invited to listen in as Ron Kagan, executive director of the Detroit Zoo, speaks to professor Beth Daly’s class “Animals for sport and entertainment” on Wednesday, March 5.

An advocate for compassionate conservation, animal welfare and the environment, Kagan has headed the zoo for more than 20 years. In 2004, it became the first major animal facility to give up its elephants in favour of sending them to a sanctuary. Dr. Daly says this move has set a trend in what she terms “arguably the most significant recognition of animal welfare needs in the development of the modern zoo.”

The event runs 10 to 11:20 a.m. in room 204, Toldo Health Education Centre. While all are welcome, Daly asks guest to RSVP so that she may anticipate seating needs; bethdaly@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000, ext. 3831.