The first of two shows devoted to the 11th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies, this show features live recordings of three presentations. In “This Little Piggy Went to Market: Animal Life and Death in Pork Industry Rhetoric”, Jan Dutkiewicz describes how the pork industry uses rhetoric to objectify pigs and deny responsibility for the cruelties to which they are subjected. In “Postdemocracy and Animal Activism: A Theoretical Framework”, Sandy Dukowski describes how the pressures of the capitalist system worked to dilute the messages of the gay rights/AIDS activism movement, and challenges animal rights activists to recognize and resist those pressures. In “Factory Farming, Environment and Capitalism”, Tayler Staneff provides an overview of the inhumane and unsustainable nature of industrialized animal agriculture, and its roots in the capitalist system.
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