Last Pig eye

The Intersection Between Human and Animal Rights

April 24th and 25th

Wednesday, April 24th 
11 am - 1:45 pm
Documentary presentation of the film The Last Pig, presented by the NSCC Environmental Club

Thursday, April 25th
8 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker and panel discussion

  • Mike Keiley (NSCC Animal Tech Faculty/ Dir. MSPCA Drop-in Center)
  • Stephanie Harris: (Mass. Rep. for the Humane Society)
  • Lynne Snierson;  Freelance writer; involved in equine rescue/ equine therapy
  • Professor Diane M. Sullivan, Massachusetts School of Law


A landmark 1997 study by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Northeastern University found that animal abusers are in fact five times as likely to also harm other humans.

A 2017 study showed that 89% of women who had companion animals during an abusive relationship reported that their animals were threatened, harmed, or killed by their abusive partner.

Both animals and human beings in minority categories are exploited by the machine of white cisgender patriarchal Capitalism. Example: The meat industry exploits both animals and workers at the same time. In this Forum, we will explore this intersection and how being humane to animals can increase our overall humanity. 

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