An Open Letter to President Barack Obama, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Attorney General Eric Holder and Leaders of Congress

Lori Gruen

Professor and Chair of Philosophy, and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University where she also coordinates Wesleyan Animal Studies

Lori Gruen has recently been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious Hastings Center for Bioethics.  Professor Gruen has published extensively on topics in animal ethics, ecofeminism, and practical ethics more broadly.  She is the author of two books on animal ethics, most recently Ethics and Animals:  An Introduction (Cambridge, 2011); the editor of five books, including Ecofeminism:  Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth with Carol J. Adams (Bloomsbury, July 2014) and the Ethics of Captivity (Oxford, May 2014); and the author of dozens of articles and book chapters. She is currently writing a book on Entangled Empathy.