Why "Other Animals?" Like it or not, we share this world with animals like us, just not the human kind. The Other Animals explores our strange and often baffling relationship with these other animals.
To be sure, this is not another 'Wonderful World of Animals' show,' nor is it simply vegan advocacy. Rather, it explores and even celebrates our human inconsistencies, and it grapples with those shades of gray we usually avoid at all costs.
Learning about how we interact with any kind of "Others," human or not, may be the great quest of our times.
“Every single objection to the experimental use of animals ... has been ignored and overridden by the scientific industry, and this is not going to change no matter how morally obnoxious, heartless and cruel to the members of other species," Karen Davis wrote after the transplant of a pig heart into a human. In response, Professor Stevan Harnad penned a response urging her to "pretend to be more optimistic." This week we bring them both together for a compelling look at the role attitude and reality play in the Animal Rights movement.
Links/articles by this week's guests:
Animal Sentience (edited by Stevan Harnad)
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