Welcome to Part 1 of select presentations from the 2011 Thinking About Animals Conference at Brock University. While the two day event hosted over 130 presentations by activists, academics and advocates from all over the world we are sadly only able to bring you a very small taste of this giant and tasty conference pie.
First up is Dr. David Nibert on “Conflict, Violence & the ‘Domesecration’ of Animals”- the Animal Voices team has had trouble using the word “domestication” ever since!
Next up, Zipporah Weisberg shares her thoughts on “Animal Monstrosities: Technocapitalism & the Reification of Animal Life.” Zipporah will be sure to get you thinking about our dependence on technological innovation, corporate power and the manufactured separation between humans and “nature.”
Finally, Vasile Stanescu talks about “‘Green Eggs and Ham?: The Myth of Sustainable Meat and the Danger of the Local“, which is his contribution to “Critical Theory and Animal Liberation.” This edited collection of essays is hot off the press and a must read for anyone interested in human/animal liberation. Stay tuned to hear more presentations from the conference on next week’s show.
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