The Big Animal Research Debate goes international

The Big Animal Research Debate is now international. James Madison University, located in Virginia in the eastern portion of the United States, will be running a Big Animal Research Debate on 14th October.

JMU’s Madison Debate Society is taking the lead in organising the event and providing student speakers. The Madison Debate Society is affiliated with JMU’s acclaimed policy debate team, and organises public debating events on JMU’s campus, across Virginia and throughout the US. The Madison Debate society aims to increase the rigor, accessibility and quantity of public debate and deliberation within JMU’s and the wider community around it.

The JMU Big Animal Research Debate will start on Monday 14th October at 19:30 in room 1101, Miller Hall at the university’s Harrisonburg campus. The debate is open to members of the public. Anyone interested in attending should send an email to Full details of the event can be viewed via the Big Animal Research Debate locator app -

About the Big Animal Research Debate
The Big Animal Research Debate is a new public debating project taking place in universities across Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and beyond.

Between 14th and 17th October more than 20 university debating societies will hold public debates on the motion “This House would ban all forms of animal research”. Many of the events debates will be streamed live on or made available to view on YouTube.

For more information about the Big Animal Research Debate or to get you university, school or college involved, get in touch by sending an email to