Thompson Rivers University

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Katie Sykes

Many would agree that animals deserve to live their lives free from unnecessary pain and suffering.

Because animal farms aren’t well regulated or regularly inspected, it can be difficult to get information about what really happens to those animals.

When the reality of industrial animal farms is exposed, it is usually because of undercover investigations.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Sykes, who was appointed tripartite professor in 2023, highlights the problems with ag gag laws in her lecture at the TRU Inaugural Professorial Lecture series. The lecture, Ag gag in Canada: Animal farms and the right to know, looks at the legal gaps in regulation of factory farming, why it’s hard for us to get information about what happens on farms and whether ag gag legislation violates Charter expression rights.

In-person seating is limited at the lecture, which will be held in the Scratch Café in the Culinary Arts Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Please RSVP by Saturday, Feb. 10.