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The Psychology Behind Our Treatment of Animals

February 8, 2006
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jeff Seaver
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Email: jeff@cfimichigan.org


Jamie DeLeeuw stated what she would be covering including the psychological factors that enable people to harm animals for human benefit; the moral reasoning of believers in animal rights; the personality characteristics of pro‰ې and anti‰ÛÔvivisectionists; and psychology’s role in maintaining and promoting animal experimentation.

About Jamie DeLeeuw, BS

co‑founder Animal Care Takers, Grand Valley State University.

Jamie DeLeeuw graduated from GVSU in 2005 with majors in psychology and polysci. She co‑founded Animal Care Takers, a student organization that volunteers at animal shelters and fundraises for national animal welfare/rights organizations. DeLeeuw also authored the Call to Action Community Psychologist paper and is currently working with another FA member, Dr. Luke Galen, on a study examining the relationship between belief in evolution, religious fundamentalism, and support for animal rights. It was noted that at age 12, she gave up meat and a decade later, she gave up God.