Bernard E. Rollin, PhD

Bernard E. Rollin

Bernard E. Rollin, PhD is university distinguished professor, a bioethicist, and a professor of philosophy, biomedical sciences, and animal sciences at Colorado State University. He was a major architect of the 1985 U.S. federal laws protecting laboratory animals. Bernard is the author of over 20 books, including Natural and Conventional MeaningAnimal Rights and Human Morality; The Unheeded Cry: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain, and Science; Farm Animal Welfare; The Frankenstein SyndromeScience and Ethics; and over 600 articles. He is considered the “father of veterinary ethics” and for 30 years has written a popular monthly column on veterinary ethics for the Canadian Veterinary Journal. His latest book is A New Basis for Animal Ethics: Telos and Common Sense, published in 2016. The Welfare of Cattle will be published in 2019. Bernard is a leading scholar in animal ethics and animal consciousness and has lectured over 1500 times all over the world in 28 countries. He developed the world’s first courses in veterinary medical ethics, ethical issues in animal science, and biology combined with philosophy. He served on the Pew National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production and served on the Institute for Laboratory Animal Resources Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He has won numerous U.S. and international awards, including the American Veterinary Medical Association's Humane Award (2007), and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Lifetime Achievement Award (2012). In 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, the first time it has ever been bestowed on an animal ethicist. (Fort Collins, CO)