This week we speak with Carol Glasser, doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her current research focuses on the animal rights movement, examining how social movement organizations and the state interact and the role of militant direct action in the movement. We talk to her about Direct Action, the charges of “violence” levied against the ALF (Animal Liberation Front) and other direct action campaigns, her research, and, of course, animal rights activism.
Glasser is also the Research Director at the Humane Research Council. HRC focuses on conducting research to understand social attitudes toward issues relevant to animal advocates and to help animal advocacy groups learn about their target audiences, create effective messages and evaluate the success of campaigns and projects.
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