First, director Denise Gonçalves will talk about the new film Não Matarás, which addresses animal experimentation in Brazil (includes subtitles in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese). The film, created by the Instituto Nina Rosa, offers an important snapshot of animal activism in Brazil, and a devastating picture of animal cruelty within research labs and universities. Gonçalves will share her thoughts on making the film, current Brazilian animal protection legislation, and how activists have mobilized to create positive changes, which are so urgently needed.
Then, we connect with Lee Hall, legal director for Friends of Animals and author of the recently-published Capers in the Churchyard: Animal Rights Advocacy in the Age of Terror. In this controversial book, Hall centrally tackles the question of violence in the animal movements. Tune in to learn what inspired this book, and why the author is adamant that the movement must reflect more deeply on its militant rhetoric and strategies, which Hall argues are doing more harm than good, ultimately undermining the achievement of animal rights.
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