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Rancher Niman discusses ethics of meat production at POST lecture Monday

Author, attorney and cattle rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman is scheduled to discuss the ethics of producing meat 8 p.m. Monday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Niman’s presentation is the second in this year’s Wallace Stegner Lectures, offered annually by Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST). Founded in 1977, POST is a private, nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting and caring for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley.

Niman became a well-known environmental activist when Robert F. Kennedy Jr. invited her to lead his campaign against factory-farmed meat. From 2000 to 2002, she squared off against corporate entities while investigating efforts to produce meat in ethical, sustainable and cost-effective ways.

Niman made national headlines last month when federal authorities opened a criminal investigation into practices at the Petaluma slaughterhouse where her animals are slaughtered. Monday’s presentation will offer her firsthand account of the event’s implications on the Bay Area’s sustainable food system.

Tickets are $22.

For tickets, call 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.com.

For more information on the lecture series, visit openspacetrust.org/lectures.

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