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Animal Ethics Society Competes in International Debating Competition

23rd May 2013

Left to right: Professor Tom White, Simon Huesken, Kirsty Souter, and Nicholas Fenech

Three members of the Animal Ethics Society, Kirsty Souter (Christ Church), Nicholas Fenech (Christ Church), and Simon Huesken (St Catherine’s College) took part in the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) in San Diego.

The IBECC is organised by the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University, the Opus College of Business of the University of St. Thomas (MN), and the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA). IBECC is the oldest and most-recognised business ethics competition of its kind, organised by Centre Fellow Professor Tom White who is the Conrad N. Hilton Chair of Business Ethics at Loyola Marymount University. Professor White invited the society to form a team, who were delighted to take up the opportunity.

Twenty six teams from around the world participated in a variety of competitions judged by practising ethics and compliance professionals. Each team selects a topic from any area of business ethics and describes both the problem and a proposed solution. The Animal Ethics Society team presented on the misrepresentation of the welfare of chickens in chicken farming in Australia.

More information about the IECC can be found here.