Deep Vegetarianism with Michael Allen Fox; PETA’s wool campaign

On today’s show, we’ll be speaking with Matt Rice, campaign coordinator for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, about their Save the Sheep campaign against wool. Specifically, we’ll address the larger sheep farms in Australia and how the sheep are treated, sheared, exported and slaughtered.

Then we’ll be joined by world-renowned scholar Dr. Michael Allen Fox in one of his last public speaking events before his retirement in 2005. Perhaps best known for his texts Deep Vegetarianism (1999) and The Case for Animal Experimentation (1986), Fox’s perspectives are undeniably controversial. Immediately following the publication of The Case for Animal Experimentation, he recanted his view and became an outspoken opponent of vivisection. A prolific writer, Fox has published articles in numerous journals, such as Environmental Ethics and Metaphilosophy. He is a professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston. A member of the Department since 1966, his research areas include nineteenth-century European philosophy, environmental philosophy, animal ethics, feminism, existentialism, philosophy of peace, and philosophy of sex and love.

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